Dan, the master mind behind Merchant Leather, is a completely self-taught leatherworker. Drawing from traditional techniques as well as trial and error, Dan has developed his own unique style of designing and building high-quality leather goods.
Merchant Leather is a designer and producer of classically styled, handmade leather goods. Merchant Leather goods are simply, yet timelessly designed and built for everyday use, for generations to come. Merchant Leather bags and accessories are made one at a time, entirely without machines, and proudly carried around the world.
Merchant Leather works to pass on the tradition of working with leather by teaching students of all ages the basics of hand-sewing and design in classes throughout the Midwest.