About Simpson Leather
Our shop began with an idea, when Kevin purchased two Traveler's Notebooks as "his and her" anniversary gifts for us. Though I have been journaling since late childhood, Kevin was very digitally-focused. But he found he was inspired by the analog simplicity of pen and paper, matched by the beauty of a leather cover. He figured we could make some journals ourselves and so he did the research, taught himself, and trained our crew.
Simpson Leather was launched on Black Friday of 2016. What began as a way for us to work with our kids and help them learn a skill has become a means for them to enjoy working with their hands, and earn a little income. And we love working with our customers!
A few of our older kids took well to this endeavor and several of them either have worked or are currently working in the shop. While some have moved onto other interests and careers, we continue to train growing apprentices and introduce them to our family small shop.