Based in Portland, OR. every product from Minnie + George is a custom creation, hand-crafted with the consumer in mind. Minnie + George is named after the parents of designer L.A. Caldwell. Their steadfast commitment to each other, their family, friends and community is the same kind of commitment that Minnie + George try to emulate each day.
Leather is a timeless staple; it outlasts any current trend. Keeping a minimalistic but classic aesthetic, they aim to connect their customers to the true beauty of simplicity and create our products to be both functional and fashionable for a lifetime of loving use and wear.
The vast majority of the leather we use is sourced locally, through Oregon Leather Co. Minnie + George take pride in only using American leather as to ensure a more ethical form of production.
They take proud to employ the traditional craft of hand-stitched leather-working. Hand-stitching is the strongest way to construct a bag. All the stitching is completely hand-cut and hand-stitched using 5 cord waxed linen thread. It is double needle saddle stitched, with an overhand knot in each stitch, so even if one side is severed the seam will not come undone. The stitching is also set deep in a cut channel so it cannot be abraded by wear.
More than anything, we hope that every Minnie + George piece you own truly evokes the spirit of love and hard work in which it was made.