Phil Kalas and Dan Cordova of Ashland Leather Co. handcraft heritage leather wallets, watch straps, and leather accessories using the best leather in the world, Horween leather. 100% made in Chicago, all items are built and designed to last forever.
Ashland Leather handcrafts:
• Watch straps
• Key Fobs & Cases
• Valet Trays
Meet & shop with Ashland Leather at the holiday edition of the Chicago Artisan Market on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at Morgan MFG (401 N. Morgan St., Chicago). Discover 100+ top Chicago & Midwest artisans in food, fashion, home goods + art.
Exclusively using Horween leather and traditional techniques, Ashland Leather Co. is dedicated to making a wallet that will live up to the time-honored Horween name … it will last forever, in terms of construction, quality, and style. They follow through on that promise by honoring a lifetime guarantee on all their products. If your wallet ever rips or if the stitching comes undone, Ashland Leather will fix it or replace it for free.
Like a good wine or a dad joke, Ashland Leather just gets better with time with nuance and character revealed. Is your style sleek and modern or old-school cool? Disciplined minimalist or well-prepared packrat? They have a wallet that fits your lifestyle and keeps the
stuff you care about safe and organized.
Horween Genuine Shell Cordovan Collection:
This is the most sought after leather for a reason. More than just a color, it is a very specific leather, from a particular part of a horsehide. The irregular oval shaped shells are tanned, stuffed, shaved, and then polished – a process taking at least six months and includes about 100 steps, most of which are performed manually or using old-world machines virtually unchanged since the industrial revolution. Each shell is slowly steeped in gentle vegetable liquors. Dyes are hand rubbed on for a deep aniline finish. Finally, the shells are hand glazed to achieve the rich, glossy look and feel prized by fine craftsmen.
About the owners:
Phil and Dan have worked in leather tanneries for a combined 35+ years and their creation of Ashland Leather wallets are fueled by their passion for premium leather goods. Their philosophy is to start with the best leather in the world and do a little as possible to it.
Ashland Leather Co.