WESTWARD LEATHER COMPANY has been a long time in the making. In reality, it's less of a company, and more of a creative perspective. WLC's beginnings are scattered and gathered from a multitude of life experiences and travels, and from a personal search for quality and craftsmanship in all fields, throughout history.
Such a search so often has led us into the archives of vintage and antique, where we have always been most impressed by the ingenuity and resourcefulness of our ancestors generations. And yet, at the same time, history is riddled with terrible actions and decisions as well. Somewhere in the middle of these two opposites is where Westward Leather Company was born.
And so the Buffalo stands as the Westward Leather icon. A majestic and resilient animal that was so abundant in this North American landscape, and so disrespectfully nearly hunted to extinction. It seemed just in time that we learned the nature of our folly, and worked in hopes to restore life to something we almost lost forever. And now the Buffalos numbers grow again.
This is a perspective that Westward Leather Company would like to see applied towards craftsmanship and community. That we would learn from the success' and mistakes of those before us, and redefine our idea of progress; re-establish a lifestyle of resourcefulness, with capable hands. And work to bring that which is good and beautiful back into abundance. Selah.