We source our leather from Wickett & Craig, based out of our home state of Pennsylvania. They are one of the few tanneries still around that are using the same process your grandfather knew. They create strong, beautiful leather that will stand up to everyday abuse.
Why our bags?
In the sea of mass produced goods whose goal is to source the cheapest materials for the largest profit; Hemlock and Hyde stands out. We use the best materials we can get our hands on. Each item was designed, cut, sewn, burnished and finished by us in our Philadelphia studio. When you order from us you are supporting a small family and small business that buys domestic materials. There is no markup that goes to the middleman in traditional retail.
How did we get started?
It all happened by chance. A friend of ours came upon some leather headed for the landfill. We had never worked in leather but were very interested to see what it had to offer. After sketching out ideas and making a few items, we fell in love with the material. It's hardy, timeless and unforgiving. That started us on the search for vegetable tanned leather.
Interested in learning about the difference between the leather we use and what 90% of others use, follow this link.
A little about our business model
We are a direct to consumer, e-commerce business. What does that mean? We sell mostly online and rely on word of mouth marketing and happy customers. We want you to love our leather goods and offer free exchanges and returns if you are unhappy for any reason. Occasionally, we will be a part of curated shows local to us, where you can see our products in person. We are always happy to answer questions. Shoot us an email for the fastest response. HemlockandHyde@gmail.com and Nick or Leanne will get back to you.
Don't forget we offer free shipping on orders over $100 within the continental US.
Change your mind? We offer free returns as well. So all the risk is on us.
We can't wait to hear from you!