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ABOUT BEARGRASS LEATHER


A husband and wife hand crafting (and hand-stitching) one-of-a-kind leather items in Lakeside, MT

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ABOUT BEARGRASS LEATHER


A husband and wife hand crafting (and hand-stitching) one-of-a-kind leather items in Lakeside, MT

Our Story:

We like to say that Beargrass Leather started from a fly fishing bag, but there is always more to the story.  Sam left the Air Force after six years of service.  During this time, we began leather working after the kids went to sleep ("Could you pound that rivet more quietly, dear?"  "Ummm...sure.") However, we quickly realized that Sam's designs went beyond "hobby grade." When our leather skills were coupled with our graphic design and writing prowess, we discovered that we had the makings of a part-time business.  

Currently, Sam makes 90% of the leather goods from September through May.  After commencement in May, Ben is off from his community college faculty position.  From June through August, we throw everything into overdrive.

Essentially, three components comprise Beargrass Leather.  First, a great appreciation for amazing leather.  Second, the unique aesthetic of cross-stitching by hand.  Third, the satisfaction of working with one's spouse on shared projects with complimentary skill sets. 

Beargrass Leather is located in a small town overlooking Flathead Lake in northwest Montana.  Our goal is provide unique items that provide as much pride of ownership as we take pride in creating.  


 
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American Made


American made leather goods using American made leather products.

American Made


American made leather goods using American made leather products.

 

Made in the USA:

Beargrass Leather is literally a husband and wife making every leather good by hand in Montana. As such, Beargrass fans know the value of American made goods.

We are fortunate to work in an industry with the highest quality, American made raw-materials. Over 90% of our leather and thread are made in America, as well.

Beargrass Leather takes great pride in sourcing our materials to make a 100% made and nearly 100% sourced American product.

 
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Worry Free Purchasing


Beargrass Leather stands behind their craftsmanship

Worry Free Purchasing


Beargrass Leather stands behind their craftsmanship

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Worry Free Purchasing

We create each Beargrass Leather good to be long lasting.  Therefore, we feel that all good artisans should work to preserve their work.

Occasionally, a handbag needs to revisit our workbench.  A handle may have been caught in a tug-o-war with a chair leg or a rivet didn't set just right.  Don't worry; we can fix almost anything non-leather (stitches, rivets, bead work, etc...).  And we often fix it for free and split the cost of shipping (depending on the type of item, damage, and shipping costs).

The Guarantee Process:

1)  Let us know about the problem.  Send us a photo or description of the issue for a repair assessment.

2)  We will assess the repair.  Most damages that don't affect the leather directly will be repaired for free.  Stitches and rivets are the two rare, yet most common fixes.

3)  We will reply with an estimate for the cost.  We will also include shipping details (the vast majority of our fixes are free with the exception of the cost of shipping). 

* Problems associate with rips, stains, or major damage to the actual leather will be addressed in the assessment.  This type of damage is typically related to use, not craftsmanship.  Regardless, we would rather see things fixed, if possible. The assessment is critical, as there are many factors regarding this type of damage: extent of damage, location, and availability of matching leather.  

We feel that a  good artisan works to make things right again.  While we cannot guarantee damage to leather,  we will work hard to set things right.

Rest assured that when you purchase that bespoke Beargrass Leather handbag that you are becoming a part of the Beargrass family.