WHO ARE THE HIDES?

GREAT QUESTION

Launched in 2017, The Hides is an Australian owned and operated leather goods company, proudly crafting bags, smalls and footwear in our Sydney workrooms.

WHERE IS THE HIDES MADE?

Quality is everything to us. We make all our product in Sydney, Australia.
 By hand. Every single piece. Crafted by a very clever team of makers.
With small, exclusive production runs determined by the availability of our distinctive leathers, each product embraces the perfect serendipity of its hide – Pepper, Rich Blacks and Milky Whites – ensuring every piece is entirely unique.

WHY DO WE DO THIS?

The Hides offer distinctive design, principled product – and no BS. We’re rooted in simple, precisely focused design and quality construction, with a genuine commitment to sustainable Australian manufacturing.

THE TEAM

This is core. The glue that holds us together, that makes us what we are. Our makers have been making for decades. Their wealth of experience is profoundly fundamental, and we are making product which reflects that.
As with any tribe, we each have a story to tell.
Our knife maker is part time knife maker and part time fireman. Stop it.

RESPONSIBLE

Absolutely.
 We stand 100% behind the quality of our product and we are built on full transparency and a zero waste approach. We stand by our goods from origin to finished product - we make it our business to know every single detail.

We work with two very reputable tanneries in New Zealand and Brazil. Our leathers are by-products of these country’s strong, established and well-regulated beef export industries. We'd love for seaweed to be consumed, to drastically reduce methane emissions. We're working on it. The cruelty free tanning methods we employ minimise the production of waste and volatile compounds.

Both tanneries hold Leather Working Group awards for their sustainable and responsible environmental business practices. They also conform to the ISO and REACH certifications.

We love The Hides, and we think you will too.