a brief &Co. History

It all began in my living room with a single side of leather & a few makeshift tools.

For months I searched high & low for a functional, moderately priced & well made phone case / every day wallet that would fit my then iPhone 5.  

So with little success, growing frustration & a looming sense of doubting its very existence I decided to try my hand at leather craft. By no means did I intended to create business, I didn’t even give it a name until a year after the first wallet was made. It wasn’t until the fall of 2015 that things started to take shape. It was then that Ampersand Leather Co. became a reality & I went from part time enthusiast to full time maker.

The one that started it all - THE ORIGINAL PHONE WALLET with 6 months of daily wear.

The one that started it all - THE ORIGINAL PHONE WALLET with 6 months of daily wear.

the &Co. Ethos

Established in 2015, Ampersand Leather Co. began with a single idea.

The idea that if something does not exist in your world the way you want it, then it is up to you to create it. 

That is why we at &Co. strive to provide high quality, functional, utilitarian, handmade leather goods that are timeless, long-lasting & worth every penny.  

 
Hard at work, each day, each product, each cut, each stitch, each process - Hand Made

Hard at work, each day, each product, each cut, each stitch, each process - Hand Made

the &Co. Process

Everyday goods proudly hand-made in Seattle.

We make the conscious choice to create all of our goods by hand. Each good is hand-measured, hand-cut, hand-punched, hand-stitched & hand-finished. Completely hand-made from conception to completion. We pride ourselves in our process, it allows for a story to be written about each product through that process. A story that begins with hand choosing our cuts of leather, to the concept & design on through the creation & finishing.  

Each product we make is meticulously designed & crafted in our shop in Seattle, Washington. 

 
THE SLIMLINE BIFOLD WALLET - In progress - Functional to the last stitch.

THE SLIMLINE BIFOLD WALLET - In progress - Functional to the last stitch.

the &Co. Ideal

where Fashion meets Function

Every product is made to last the test of time. The beauty of design & the simplicity of function supports the ideal that what is functional can also be beautiful. 

Once you hold one of our products you can feel the energy & time that has been put into each stitch by which it is created. That is our commitment, to create goods that can easily become a part of your life & you're every day carry.