A group of friends who handcraft leather and waxed canvas goods in Asheville, NC. We started in 2008 in Southern Illinois, and moved to Asheville in 2011. Since then, the team has changed from one person (founder Mary Lynn Schroeder) to a team of nine Asheville residents and five amazing loud dogs.
We have had quite the journey, and are proud to have grown together into a 6,500 square foot warehouse off the beaten path in West Asheville.
Our diverse team is made up of all kinds of artists, musicians, and creatives, working together to design and produce unique, utilitarian goods that are meant to serve as beautiful tools for everyday life.
Our leather is sourced from the USA, working with different American distributors across the country, and specializing in eco-tanning process and second-source leather. We take our environmental and humanitarian standards very seriously, and have transparency clauses with all farms, tanneries and distributors we work with.
Our waxed canvas is sourced from the oldest textile mill in the USA. It is durable, ages beautifully, and also environmentally friendly.
In Blue Handmade are proud partners with Feeding America, donating 50 meals for every single bag we sell to the organization. We believe food is a human right, and we are committed to contributing to Feeding America to help make sure everyone has access to a food bank or pantry.
Have any questions for our team? Want to know about job openings? Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will get back to you asap!