What’s so good about Yonezawa Leather?

Ever stop to watch a bird fly? Have you ever read books about their skeletal structure or collected feathers to study their miraculous intricacies? Yone has. His fascination with nature and functionality carry over into his leatherwork and set the foundation for why Yonezawa Leather is different from other brands.

Yone is on a personal mission to create perfect leather goods. It’s not about creating for profit, but creating with the intent to change the perception and standards of quality leather goods. Each handmade Yonezawa Leather product combines flawless execution, balanced form + function, and beautiful design. Countless hours are spent drafting designs, building prototypes and testing samples to land a final product (his own form of evolution if you will). From there, each final piece is individually made by hand using only the finest leather finished with intricate details of lightweight durability, finished edges, consistent seams, and high quality parts.

We invite you to stop and take the time to discover what true quality craftsmanship is with Yonezawa Leather products - we promise that your accessory will become a meaningful part of your life.


Where are your products made?

All Yonezawa Leather products are proudly made in the USA in Portland, Oregon.


Are there Men’s and Women’s styles?

Yonezawa Leather focuses on creating perfect products - there is no gender classification. As each product aims to become a part of your life, choose the piece that speaks to you and your lifestyle best.


Do you ship internationally?

Yes. Please allow an extra 7-10 business days for the item to arrive.


What if I want an item that says it’s Sold Out?

Don’t worry - you can request one to be made. Please reach out via the Contact Page or email yonezawaleather@gmail.com to place an order.


Do you do custom orders?

Yes, you can customize any leather good that you see on this website with a different color and/or type of leather. Please feel free to contact yonezawaleather@gmail.com to get started with a bespoke order.


What types of leather do you use?

First, let’s explain Chrome versus Vegetable (‘veg’) tanned leather: Leather that is “chrome tanned” is processed faster with the use of chemicals when turning cowhide into leather. “Vegetable tanned” (aka ‘veg tan’) uses natural materials like tree bark in the tanning process. Both processes are regulated to protect the environment.

GOAT

  • Lightweight, extremely durable with a unique handmade texture that is versatile in style.

  • Vegetable tanned.

  • Sourced from France and Japan. The goatskin from Japan is custom made for Yonezawa Leather - no other leather goods company in the world has these beautiful skins. It is of course Yone’s favorite leather to work with.

CALF

  • High in quality, beautiful with a soft, exquisite feel. Lighter in weight, finer in fiber, and doesn’t blemish or scar as easily compared to cow skin.

  • Chrome tanned.

  • Sourced from two tanneries: Weinheimer Leder (Poland) and Yamagami Leather (Japan).

COW

  • Rich aesthetic, smells good, durable, and fades naturally with use as it takes on the life of the owner.

  • Vegetable tanned.

  • Sourced from Italy.

EXOTIC

  • Available: Python, Crocodile, and Gator.

  • These types of leather require specialized techniques to integrate and construct into pieces and are much more expensive than cow, calf and goat.

  • Contact yonezawaleather@gmail.com to discuss the use of exotic skins.


What is your return policy?

Yonezawa Leather stands behind the quality of everything we sell and hope you are happy with your product as it becomes a part of your life. Our products are fully warranted against defects in materials and workmanship with a lifetime guarantee.

Because we hand make each piece and the materials are organic, please note that all orders are final and are not eligible for returns based on dissatisfaction with the design. We want to work with you so that you fully understand the material, dimensions, and functionality of each piece before you purchase to minimize any uncertainty about your investment.

Requests for changes or additional customization or alterations cannot be made for custom products.

Thank you for your understanding.