Hides in Hand offers a wide variety of handcrafted leather products. We exclusively use Moose, Deer and Buffalo hides collected from local hunters. These are some of the softest and most durable types of leather all containing natural, water repelling properties. These unique leather's are collected from licensed, Canadian hunting associations under strict and specific government regulations.
Unlike many of our competitors, we DO NOT contribute to the weak environmental laws of other countries by importing low quality, poorly tanned leathers. Our hides are simply a bi-product of local animals, gathered by local hunters, where meat accounts for their main value. Furthermore, the tanning process, (leather treatment) is done locally and with minimal impact on the environment due to the guidelines issued by the local ministry.
As you browse our beautiful items online...
Please note that every effort is made to ensure the colour and texture of the product images displayed on our website are as close as possible to the colour and texture of the product you will receive. Please be aware that every mobile, tablet, laptop and pc screen has individual colour, brightness and contrast settings therefore the actual colour of the product may vary slightly from your monitor/screen. We are unable to guarantee that the color you will see on your screen will completely reflect the true color of the product ordered. Slight variations in the colour and texture of the leather are subject to change from hide to hide. Again, this is part of the natural beauty of leather. Colours also change from different dye lots from the tannery as well.
All of our deerskin, moosehide and buffalo hide leather products are individually handmade, one piece at a time therefore each product may differ slightly from the next. These hides from the wild naturally create blemishes, imperfections, scratches and change in texture which can and may be visible. We embrace these perfect imperfections. These beautiful markings represent the habitat and life of the animal and should not be misconstrued as flaws, as this is what makes each item beautiful and unique. We embrace these markings to the fullest and reassure that they will not affect the quality or performance of the product.
Leather is one of the most efficient, natural and renewable resources. It holds many functional qualities, especially when used to create clothing and apparel. When comparing to most fabrics and vinyls, leather sustains a much longer life. Leather repels moisture and protects from heat, cold and wind. In general, the softer the "feel" of the leather, the higher the quality. We use Moose, Deer and Buffalo hides because they are naturally softer and more comfortable. Buffalo hides are valued for their long lasting durability. Moose hide and Deerskin leathers are known for their breathability and keeping cooler in warm temperatures and warmer in cool temperatures. They form back to their original condition after being wet and will always retain a good look.
Each hide comes with its own unique story. Some of our leather products contain slight scars and markings. We embrace these markings to the fullest as they reflect each animal’s natural habitat. They do not affect the quality or performance of our products, rather, they add to the natural and organic feel of our designs.