Welcome. Corter Leather is a super-small, one man operation. Every product is 100% hand made by maker Eric Heins in a small apartment studio in Boston, Massachusetts. Each piece is designed in house, cut by memory, hand punched, and hand sewn. Templates are never made, so no two pieces perfectly alike. 

Custom Orders Due to overwhelming demand of stock items, Corter Leather is not able to take custom orders as of 5.20.2011. 

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One of the fun parts of building out my new workshop has been finding the things I'll need to fill all the space. I went and got my sewing machine a couple weeks ago, and this weekend I picked up some new storage for backstock. Though I don't move in for another couple weeks, my travels from Cape Cod back to the city brought me right by Hayden Mfg. Co. Inc. , a former supplier of the local bogs on the south coast of the state. 

We met Mr. David St. Jacques at the door of his old building as he let us in on a humid Saturday afternoon. He and his family run the company and also grow cranberries, mostly using the space we were visiting to refurbish old equipment and store the boxes they sell. Over the next couple hours, he happily showed us from room to room as he told us stories and showed us 100 year old pictures of the same space in it's original form- a cranberry packaging plant. He showed us machines that his grandfather had invented and patented, describing a patent race that reminded me of the west coast's denim pant situation in the 1800's. Cranberries aren't exactly the first thing most people think of when they come to Massachusetts- they're certainly not as well known as Maine Blueberries- but it's been a huge part of the south coast's way of life for generations. 


David is as nice of a guy as you could ever meet, and gave us free reign to look around and pick out the crates we wanted. He had just purchased a fresh 550+ crates from an attic- loading them one-by-one into the warehouse with less than a hand full of employees to help- so there were plenty to pick from. Some crates were well over 100 years old, others the size of a large coffee table, and some even completely deadstock with the labels laying in a stack waiting to be applied. I chose a few Eatmor crates from the 40's, clearing them of their 70 year old dried berries before bringing them home- they're graphically stunning, and a great way to reuse something while also bringing more New England history and inspiration into my workshop. You can see David's crates in stores around the state, and in many Williams-Sonoma stores around the country. I'd say check him out sooner than later, because there are fewer and fewer of these crates available every day. 


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