We like to use vintage/repurposed fabrics whenever possible. Many of our materials come from thrift stores, flea markets, estate and tag sales, and fabric close-out/remnant upholstery fabric sales. We receive many donations of fabric and leather items such as leather jackets. Our local community has generously donated so many items to SSCo., we are often amazed by the number of people who think to donate items to us.
We love to find innovative ways to recycle hardware. We find many hardware pieces from thrifted bags, our straps are often made from leather belts, seatbelt nylon and other types of cotton webbing.
Many bag linings are recycled/repurposed fabric, and sourced from vintage lots of fabric. We recycle clothing and other home goods such as placemats, table cloths handkerchiefs, curtains, blankets and upholstery remnants.
We offer both genuine leather as well as vegan leather options. Many of our leather bags are created from repurposed/recycled leather (mostly leather jackets) and we also wholesale leather hides from several wholesale upholstery leather companies.