Ted Harriss, a self-taught leather craftsman and the hands behind the Todder Leather Goods brand, lives by a simple philosophy:
To produce the highest quality goods, you simply have to use the highest quality materials.
His fine leather goods are crafted without regard to the conventions of time. This is unhurried work, made to endure a lifetime of proud utility, where the patina of hands and years improves its natural beauty.
Ted’s family tree is covered in leather: He uses tools once worked by his father. His grandfather exported leather to England. These roots fed his desire to make simple, functional, yet uncommonly beautiful things with his hands. He even sources all his materials from U.S. tanneries and threadmakers—companies as driven as he is by the desire to put their name on something people generations from now will hold and use and marvel at its durable nature.