We value design, quality, and the never ending exploration of the leather frontier.

Process

At Mars Leather Company, we are continually exploring the craft of leather working, which makes all of our products a limited collection. We value design, quality, and the never ending exploration of the leather frontier.

Process

Full grain and top grain leather hides

Saddle stitching

Hand tooling to create holes for hand stitching

Final stitching for a custom bag

Mars Leather Company was started by architect and designer Timothy Ung to share his 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. This means that some of our products will have blemishes, scars, and brands from the animal. 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.

We value design, quality, and the never ending exploration of the leather frontier.

Check out a spotlight feature of Mars Leather Company on Glowforge where we shared our process of prototyping our products.