Ferdinand's began in 2012 with an all leather version of a reusable paper bag, that was made by Dane Alderfer on an old tailor's machine in his basement. Ferdinand's has continued to evolve organically ever since. All items are designed, hand-cut and made start-to-finish using domestically sourced vegetable tanned leather, canvas, and other sustainable or salvaged materials.

We believe leather is meant to be used as much as it is appreciated. We value the markings that develop with time, and encourage our customers to embrace what may come with regular use. We use our pieces daily, rain or shine, and we believe the signs of wear that come with use makes the pieces more beautiful.