LEATHER

XIMENA | COTACACHI, ECUADOR

3RD GENERATION LEATHER ARTISAN
 

Ximena's grandfather started working with leather during WWII. He made leather sheaths for American soldiers fighting in Europe. Once the war was over, the family pivoted the business and started making quality Leather Accessories.
Ximena now works with her husband and as well as another couple in their home town to hand-craft the leather accessories in the shop.

3RD GENERATION LEATHER ARTISAN

 

Ximena is a business-oriented human through and through. What's unique is her approach; a warm and family-like working relationship.
Over plenty of talks, Ximena shared the history of how she became a Master Leather Artisan. Her grandfather started working with leather during WWII. He made leather sheaths for American soldiers fighting in Europe. Once the war was over, the family pivoted the business and started making quality Leather Accessories.
Ximena now works with her husband and as well as another couple in their home town to hand-craft the leather accessories in the shop.

PROCESS

 

Ximena lives and works in the city of leather, Cotacachi, located between two volcanoes by the name of Cotacachi and Imbabura. Ximena and her husband have been crafting high-quality leather pieces for over 20 years. Their work stands out easily thanks to the attention to detail and the superior craftsmanship they put into each piece. This duo loves combining new leather crafting techniques with the ones passed down to them by their parents.

 

 

 

 

LEATHER

 

The leather pieces that fill this shop are all crafted from leather that comes directly out of the meat industry from the small city of Baños, Ecuador. The production of the leather used on our goods begins with an early visit to the local butcher where an average of 10-20 hides is collected per day. Once he's accumulated 150-200 hides, he processes them into finished leather that's ready for production.

 

 

 

 

PRODUCTION

 

Production starts with the cutting of the leather hides. Each part of the hide will be cut into a different shape - a process where a lot of planning is required to prevent waste. The cut pieces are glued and sewed together, a process that can take hours or days depending on the complexity of the item.

Once every stitch, pin, and rivet has been added, the item is inspected for quality and consistency by Ximena's team.

 

 

 

 
 
EACH PURCHASE FUNDS
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
FOR XIMENA AND HER TEAM

 

I set aside 10% of profits from the sale of each leather accessory and use it to fund Business Development Projects for Ximena and her team.  

 

 

3RD GENERATION LEATHER ARTISAN
 

Ximena's grandfather started working with leather during WWII. He made leather sheaths for American soldiers fighting in Europe. Once the war was over, the family pivoted the business and started making quality Leather Accessories for customers around the world.
Ximena now works with her husband and as well as another couple in their home town to hand-craft the leather accessories in the shop.


PROCESS

Ximena lives and works in the city of leather, Cotacachi, located between two volcanoes by the name of Cotacachi and Imbabura. Ximena and her husband have been crafting high-quality leather pieces for over 20 years. Their work stands out easily thanks to the attention to detail and the superior craftsmanship they put into each piece. This duo loves combining new leather crafting techniques with the ones passed down to them by their parents.

LEATHER

The leather pieces that fill this shop are all crafted from leather that comes directly out of the meat industry from the small city of Baños, Ecuador. The production of the leather used on our goods begins with an early visit to the local butcher where an average of 10-20 hides is collected per day. Once he's accumulated 150-200 hides, he processes them into finished leather that's ready for production.

PRODUCTION

Production starts with the cutting of the leather hides. Each part of the hide will be cut into a different shape - a process where a lot of planning is required to prevent waste. The cut pieces are glued and sewed together, a process that can take hours or days depending on the complexity of the item. Once every stitch, pin, and rivet has been added, the item is inspected for quality and consistency by Ximena's team.

EACH PURCHASE FUNDS
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
FOR XIMENA AND HER TEAM

I set aside 10% of profits from the sale of each leather accessory and use it to fund Business Development Projects for Ximena and her team.  




EXPLORE OUR COLLECTION OF LEATHER ACCESSORIES
EXPLORE OUR COLLECTION OF LEATHER ACCESSORIES

The Round Top - Pale Green - EQUAL UPRISE

Straight Brim - Taupe - EQUAL UPRISE

4-Way Pillow Cover - Natural & Terra Cotta Stripes - EQUAL UPRISE



 
PROCESS

 

Ximena lives and works in the city of leather, Cotacachi, located between two volcanoes by the name of Cotacachi and Imbabura. Ximena and her husband have been crafting high-quality leather pieces for over 20 years. Their work stands out easily thanks to the attention to detail and the superior craftsmanship they put into each piece. This duo loves combining new leather crafting techniques with the ones passed down to them by their parents.

 

 
LEATHER


The leather pieces that fill this shop are all crafted from leather that comes directly out of the meat industry from the small city of Baños, Ecuador. The production of the leather used on our goods begins with an early visit to the local butcher where an average of 10-20 hides is collected per day. Once he's accumulated 150-200 hides, he processes them into finished leather that's ready for production.

 

 

PRODUCTION

Production starts with the cutting of the leather hides. Each part of the hide will be cut into a different shape - a process where a lot of planning is required to prevent waste. The cut pieces are glued and sewed together, a process that can take hours or days depending on the complexity of the item. Once every stitch, pin, and rivet has been added, the item is inspected for quality and consistency by Ximena's team.

 



 

EACH PURCHASE FUNDS
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
FOR XIMENA AND HER TEAM

 

I set aside 10% of profits from the sale of each leather accessory and use it to fund Business Development Projects for Ximena and her team.  

 

EXPLORE OUR COLLECTION OF LEATHER ACCESSORIES


Leather Backpack - Black