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Leather Gift Ideas for Her

Leather Gift Ideas for Her

Finding the perfect gift for someone is not always easy. It doesn’t matter if you’re shopping for a spouse, a sibling, or a close friend, there is a subtle art to finding the perfect item that gives her something she would love and appreciate, in the right color, and sends the right message.

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Best Leather Products for Your Home or Office

Best Leather Products for Your Home or Office

When it comes to buying things for a household or an office, you can’t help but to want to put a little of you in the space. Considering that the average person will spend nearly 60% of their waking time at work, it stands to reason that you want your environment to look aesthetically pleasing. In addition, whatever you choose must also be functional, so you can be more productive in whatever you’re doing.

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Why Handmade Matters

Why Handmade Matters

In our very modern world where everything seems to be going digital, some may think it is strange to still see that artisans and crafters are still thriving in the handmade market. Even though the vast majority of products sold today are mass produced, savvy consumers are still looking for the kind of quality that only handmade can deliver.

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Unique Leather Gifts for Men

Unique Leather Gifts for Men

If you’re like most people, there is something special about giving gifts. It not only builds up the spirit of the recipient, but it builds you up as well. This feeling is even more pronounced when your gift strays from the norm and you give something that is unique and rare. It brings a smile to their face, and both of you feel a hundred times better.

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The Importance Of Buying Products Made In The USA

The Importance Of Buying Products Made In The USA

It seems like every year we are hearing about our struggling economy. Where at one point it was an occasional occurrence, it now feels like it’s the norm. During these constant times of uncertainty, it seems as if there is little that any of us can do to correct this situation. The global marketplace seems as vast as the ocean, and we feel our minuscule contribution is insignificant at best.

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Thoughts from the Workshop: Why Leather Products Work for Everyday Living

Thoughts from the Workshop: Why Leather Products Work for Everyday Living

We at The Goods are all about designing distinctive leather products that merge functionality with minimalism, simplify lives, and surprise without being superfluous. In a rapid-cycling trend landscape dominated by fast fashion, leather lends a quality that’s refreshingly classic-unsurprising, considering its origins are literally ancient. 

At our workshop in sunny Los Angeles, exploring leather’s potential to elevate everyday objects made for busy lifestyles is a daily endeavor. Here are a few thoughts on why we think leather is the perfect vehicle for sleek, detailed, wearable design, and how that mindset presents in the custom leather goods we craft.

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Top Oktoberfests Picks And Stuff To Do in October

Top Oktoberfests Picks And Stuff To Do in October

The festive Holiday season is slowly approaching in October kicking off with Halloween & Oktoberfests, everyone is getting ready to indulge and celebrate throughout Fall & Winter. 

Other than the routine activities of going to horror nights & trick or treating for Halloween, here are our top 3 picks for Oktoberfests that you should attend, and some cool stuff that you to do during the month of October. 

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Vegetable Tanned VS. Chrome Tanned Leather

Vegetable Tanned VS. Chrome Tanned Leather

The Goods has always been trying to provide the best products with minimal, clean aesthetics at a fair price without brand name mark ups. Here are some background information about the differences between tanning methods and why we choose to use vegetable tanned leather on our pieces. 

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The Ultimate Summer Drink - Watermelon Soju

The Ultimate Summer Drink - Watermelon Soju

Korean cuisine has been taking over the food world from kimchi to Korean BBQ, people going crazy after all the different varieties from banchans (side dishes) to somaek (soju beer mix). 

Since the temperature has no sign of declining in LA, we decided it's time for a summer cocktail that's cool & refreshing. Watermelon soju is a popular item among Korean restaurants' menu since it is easy to make, but feels like you put in more effort when you use the watermelon as the container. 

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