About And Contact Information

Handcrafted, handmade leather goods that will last a lifetime…and that will become more beautiful over time.

Whit Daniel Leather began in 2010 when one man heard his wife musing aloud (well, actually she may have been venting rather heatedly) that she wished she could find a bag that didn’t look like the totes and purses that “everyone else” had, and that could withstand the day to day wear and tear that she inevitably would inflict upon it. She wanted something that could handle being used to carry books, bottles of perfume, her iPad, sometimes her lunch, a sweater, and usually a bottle of water or two. She wanted something that would hold up to the whirlwind of her life - without the stitching coming apart and without the “leather” peeling or cracking. What was up with that anyway? She showed him the bag that she had purchased just a few months ago from a very well-known company (a label worn by the current first lady) which had been a little pricey, but she justified the expense because she was sure it would last for years. Sadly, one of the ends of the shoulder strap of the aforementioned bag was no longer attached to the body and it appeared that the stitching had come undone. Unfortunately, this event had occurred as she was trying to cross a parking lot in the rain, an umbrella in one hand and coffee in the other, trying to find the keys to her classroom while simultaneously dodging the traffic of the carpool line. (Did we mention that she’s a teacher?) When the bag broke, all of its contents fell onto the wet pavement…lunch, iPad, papers graded the previous night, the book she was reading with her class, and a bottle of Jo Malone cologne that she knew she should have left at home but threw in the bag anyway because it made her feel good to be able to spritz it on when she felt frazzled. It would be a few hours later before she would be able to turn her attention to her broken bag, but when she did she realized that it appeared to be peeling apart in some places, one of which being where the stitches had broken, and dumped her life quite unceremoniously into the yuck of a wet parking lot in the middle of January right before seven o’clock in the morning.

We also design and make custom leather organizers, planners, notebook covers, checkbook covers, Passport Covers and cases.

We can be contacted by phone Dan Hux at (919)741-2650 or email at danhux@gmail.com.

To purchase our handcrafted leather products locally head over to AmberDear Styling located at 700 North Main Street Wake Forest, NC 27587. Phone 919-665-1735. To place orders over the phone, please call Dan at (919) 741-2650

  • leather briefcase

    Leather Briefcase, the color is English Chestnut, hand-crafted and hand-stitched oil tanned leather. The briefcase is 13 inches wide, ll inches tall and 3 inches deep. Stitched with black nylon braided cord, all leather edges are dyed black, solid brass hardware, polyester webbing in all the joints that attach to the bag and straps.

  • leather briefcase

    Leather Field Notes cover, check book cover, notebook cover, leather men's and women's wallets. Leather cellphone covers and smartphone wraps

  • leather briefcase

    Minimalist Leather Handbag, the color is English Chestnut, stitched with brown nylon braided cord. All hardware is nickel plated steel and hand-stitched joints. The bag pictured is with a chain shoulder strap.

  • leather briefcase

    Leather Tablet Case or Bag.

Leather Briefcase

leather briefcase

Hand-crafted handmade leather bags, leather wallets, handmade hand-crafted leather purses, and custom leather organizers. All of our leather products are customized and hand-stitched in Raleigh, North Carolina. We are starting our leather merchandise line with 2 styles leather hand bags and 2 types of leather long wallets and 2 leather minimalist style card wallets. We also design and make custom leather organizers, planners, notebook covers, check book covers, Passport Covers and cases

Leather Accessories

leather briefcase

Our leather accessories are hand-crafted, handmade and designed for everyday use. We use 100% leather for all our products. All of our leather accessories are handcrafted using oil tanned leather, vegetable tanned leather and Chrome tanned leather. All thread is braided nylon unless other wise noted. Substitutes for a different color thread can be made on some products.

Leather Handbag

leather briefcase

Leather Handbag, English Chestnut, hand-crafted and hand-stitched one piece at a time. Nothing is ever mass produced, every stitch is hand-stitched using a saddle stitch, the same stitch that has been around for over a hundred years.