The Rindleshire design style is strong, elegant and timeless. Strong detail is given to structure and build to minimize seams and strengthen high stress areas. I use tried and true leather crafting methods combined with garment and quilting techniques to create the strongest product possible. Every seam is done in a traditional saddle stitch, which means I hammer each hole and finish each stitch by hand. I intentional utilize the beautiful suede of the leather as the inside of the bag. You won't find fabric linings in my leather products as fabric and canvas will never last as long at the leather. There are no hidden stitches, because I want you to see their beauty and strength. My goal is that you want to use your leather bag or gear everyday and pass it on to your grands.
The Rindleshire maker's mark brings together the image of water from a creek or stream and the rolling hills of the Carolina country where I was raised and still live with my family. Rindle means creek, brook or stream. Shire references the rural countryside, specifically in England, but I am also a Lord of the Rings geek at heart. There is still good in the world friends. The mark on each product is a reminder of the wholesomeness of simple living and trusting in what God provides from the earth.
My heart is in the Carolinas. Born and raised on a small cattle farm in Catawba, NC and now living with my family in Prosperity, SC, I understand the value of home, farm life, community and people of faith. For my “day job” I travel the Carolinas weekly, meeting the amazing people who call these two beautiful states home. Every leather bag or good from Rindleshire is named for a city or town in the Carolinas that has a story of journey attached. Welcome to the Carolinas…it’s home y’all…