Our Quick Introduction
In June 2017, RJ Leatherworks was established as a sole proprietorship in Tempe, Arizona. After experiencing success in Arizona, we decided to make a change and established RJ Leatherworks LLC in 2019 in Indiana, which marked the beginning of our next chapter. Today, we are proud to call Anderson, Indiana our home.
Our passion for working with our hands, innovative thinking, and creating functional leather goods led us to start RJ Leatherworks. We wanted to produce high-quality leather products that are designed and made in the USA, as we were tired of seeing Genuine Leather products that were expensive yet lacked durability. We refuse to compromise on the quality of our products, as we believe that our hard-earned money should be invested in leather goods that can last for years.
What type of leather do you use?
We use full grain leather, which you can find out more about here. Beyond that, we tend to use vegetable tanned, also known as just “veg tan” leather for most of our products. This allows us to change the color of the leather and make an impression on it, like our makers mark and your monogrammed wallet.
Other products that we offer are made out of Italian Leather, which is known world wide for being high quality with a superior feel.
Do you tan your own leather?
We do not tan our own leather. This is simply because it takes a long time and a lot of space that we do not currently have available.
Where do you get your leather?
We are proud to say that we get our veg tan and bridle leather from Tandy Leather.
What type of stitching do you use?
At RJ Leatherworks LLC, we use the traditional saddle stitch technique to hand-stitch our leather goods. Unlike machine stitching, this technique employs a single piece of waxed thread and two needles to create a strong, durable stitch that cannot be replicated by any sewing machine. We meticulously punch each hole by hand and cross the thread over itself within each hole to achieve a friction hold. This means that if a stitch pops or breaks, the other stitches around it will not unravel on their own, as they are held together by the integrated friction of the stitching. This results in a product that is not only beautiful but also designed to last.
What does all of this mean for me?
This means that each product that you purchase from RJ Leatherworks is made to last. It was made in the USA by us and customized for you. These products that you spend your hard earned money on are made to last.