Hi there! My name is Tim Ung and I'm a licensed architect in New York with a passion for leatherworking. I've always been fascinated by crafts people who are able to take simple raw materials and turn them into a beautiful product - kind of like Architecture, but at a smaller scale. I started Mars Leather Company in mid-2018 when my leatherworking hobby grew into a collection of products that began to fill my house.
As I continue finding inspiration in products, I sketch my ideas, refine it, and eventually make several prototypes until I'm satisfied with the final product. All of my leather products are made from quality leather (full grain or top grain leather) and showcase the beauty of the animal's hide - imperfections such as scars, bug bites, and branding. Everything at Mars Leather Company is sourced in USA and handcrafted by me.
I started Mars Leather Company to share my passion and hobby of making leather goods. Each product is handmade from high quality full grain and top grain leather sourced and tanned in the USA. Full grain leather is the top layer of the animal hide and has all of the grain. Our top grain leather is a buffed and snuffed hide to smooth the grain of the leather and to remove minor imperfections from the surface. Every item is hand cut, tooled, and stitched which provides a stronger bond than standard sewing machines.
I value design, quality, and the never ending exploration of the leather frontier.
Check out a spotlight feature of Mars Leather Company on Glowforge where I share my process of prototyping my products.
I take my time making every leather product to ensure that it’s of the quality that I strive to achieve. This means that only a limited quantity of products will be available at any time. I hope you find a product that you love and enjoy at my Etsy shop linked below!