Corter Leather

Well what can i say, its because of brands like Corter that started my obsession with highly crafted leather goods. So when he decided to do the interview you would know how happy it made me. Corter Leather is a one man operation! (very cool, i know). Everything is 100% hand made by the maker Eric Heins. Holes are punched and sewn by hand. He uses no templates so no two pieces are completely alike. So i wont keep you waiting any longer. Check out his interview:

1. Describe your brand with three words: Handmade leather goods

2. Tell us why your brand kicks ass: The old wallets were so thick they’d actually kick ass- leaving holes in jean pockets and black and blue butt cheeks. These days, I’d like to think Corter kicks ass because it stays true to what I’ve always wanted it to do- affordable, high quality, accessible leather goods. I’ve also been able to do a bit of charity with the brand, raising and sending $32,000 to the Red Cross for relief in our beloved Japan in less than 4 weeks time with the sale of a special bracelet. I’m pretty proud of that.

3. Name one accessory you cant live without and why: Even though I don’t use it anymore, the first wallet I ever made is very special to me. Since I’m self taught its a nice reminder of how far my skill has progressed.

4. Fill in the blanks: When i was a kid ….. and now ….
When I was a kid I was putting digital surround sound in my mom’s car just so I could learn how it works, building guitars, riding bikes, and making finger skateboard ramps and parks. Now I make a living with my hands- things aren’t much different.

5. What would be your last meal: Easy decision- steak burrito from Qudoba and/or my grandma’s chicken parm. Chocolate cake from Charlies on Newbury St. for desert.

Thank you Eric for the interview.

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