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Two sisters from Portland, Or. Help Hunter Pass continue to make beautiful, handmade leather goods & become a full-fledged business!

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About Us

Hello!  Hunter Pass Leather Goods is Carly and Aubree Ng, two sisters from Portland, Oregon. The Hunter Pass  moniker is a nod to the street we grew up on in a small town in the California desert.  Our town was filled with artisans and craftsman, and people that simply just liked to work with their hands. Since then, we've held a strong affection towards handmade products and timeless crafts.  Our interest in leather piqued in 2009 when we inherited an set of antique leather tools from our uncle. After a year of mostly making things for ourselves, family, and friends, and after lots of encouragement to branch into a production line, we expanded into a business.

Hunter Pass Leather Goods has begun to build a name for itself making quality products such as wallets, pet goods, tote bags, and belts.  We use natural, U.S. sourced, vegetable tanned leather to create our products. All items are hand-sewn and hand-tooled by Carly and Aubree, and we design and test each piece to ensure a quality product that will not only last a lifetime, but age beautifully throughout the years.  Additionally, 5% of all our pet goods proceeds are donated to the Humane Society.

Our Goal

While our Etsy sales have been sustaining, both of us still work full-time jobs and work on Hunter Pass designs and products during our free time.  With help from you, we will be able to continue to develop and fund this business so we can start looking forward towards our longer-term goals: to turn Hunter Pass into a completely sustainable business and, in the future, into a brick and mortar shop.  We would love to keep making beautiful, lasting products for you and we would love to do it full-time.  And, by eventually opening up a Hunter Pass brick and mortar shop, we can return the favor by showcasing other aspiring crafters.

Our Project

We are presently at a point where we huge potential for the growth of Hunter Pass - growth which is slightly out of reach without external assistance.  The profits raised from Kickstarter will be used to purchase much needed equipment:

  • At the top of our list is an industrial sewing machine.  Most sewing machines are not built to sew leather and will buckle under the pressure or create faulty goods.  An industrial sewing machine is built to handle heavy duty materials such as leather and will be a vital part of our operation.
  • Secondly, we plan to purchase enough hides of leather to construct our products for 6 months.  We source our leather from Horween Leather Company, an American tannery that makes the highest quality leather. 
  • The rest of the money we want to raise will be used for essential tools and a riveter, which allows the rivets to be set correctly and quickly, as opposed to the more timely project of setting all rivets by hand.  These tools will drastically reduce production time and ensure quality, long-lasting pieces.

Thank you for your support!


<3 Aubree & Carly

FAQ

  • We do! As a team of two, Aubree and Carly design and make each item

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  • Hunter Pass is currently located in Portland, Ore. We were born in San Diego, have lived together in Santa Cruz, and we finally landed in Portland in 2007.

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  • We currently get our leather from Oregon Leather Company. If our project is fulfilled, we will be ordering from Horween Leather Company, which is an American tannery known for the quality and beauty of their leather.

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    A personal thank you note from us on our Facebook page & you'll be listed on our website as a contributor.

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    For a pledge of $10, you will receive an invitation to our KICKSTARTER PARTY! We will be holding the party at Carly's house in Portland, Ore., where you will be able to see our studio and drink beers with us while we all celebrate! It'll be fun, guaranteed. And everyone that donates more than $10 will also receive an invitation! You will also receive a personal thank you note from us on our Facebook page & you'll be listed on our website as a contributor.

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    A monogrammed simplistic keychain made from natural leather. The natural strip of leather wraps around a standard keyring and rivets closed. Your keychain can be personally monogrammed with one letter or number. You will also be listed on our website as a contributor.

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    A monogrammed handmade leather lanyard keychain in dark brown with silver hardware and copper rivets. One end of the keychain has a standard keyring while the other end has a clasp, allowing you to easily attach your keys to a belt loop, purse, or backpack! Your keychain can be monogrammed with one letter or number. Also, you'll be listed on our website as a contributor.

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    A monogrammed single or double-wrap leather bracelet made from natural leather. Clasps with a Sam Browne closure and can be monogrammed with 1 letter or number. Over time, the bracelet will eventually wear in and turn darker in color. You'll also be listed on our website as a contributor.

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    A handmade leather camera strap! Each camera strap is made from all natural, saddle tan leather with brass hardware. The strap is both comfortable, adjustable, and can be made to fit with your specific camera. Additionally, we will include a brass nameplate that will have you name and number stamped in. Yo will also be listed on our website as a contributor!

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    A custom leather belt made specifically for you AND for this project! Each belt will be serialized and you will receive the belt # that corresponds with your place on the donation list! The belt will be made with beautiful, dark brown leather and will have copper rivets and a silver roller style buckle. Each belt is treated with a natural pine tar and beeswax conditioner and can be monogrammed. You'll also be listed on our website as a contributor.

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    A handmade leather dog collar WITH matching leash. The collar and leash will both be made from all natural, dark brown leather with your choice of silver or brass hardware. The item is built to last and will be finished with an all natural beeswax and pine tar conditioner and water-proofer. We will happily stamp your dog's name into the collar and leash! You will also be listed on our website as a contributor!

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    A custom leather belt AND a handmade leather laptop case. Each case will be made from natural leather and can be made to fit any size of laptop. Additionally, a custom brass tag that has your name and number will be attached to the case. You'll also be listed on our website as a contributor.

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    Our Eddy Tote (as seen in photo #3), made from natural leather. The tote can be worn over the shoulder for a simple around-town bag or can transition into a backpack. To switch this tote into a backpack, simply pull the straps of the tote through the leather stays and swing it around. The straps at the front also loosen, making it easy to slide a nice woolen blanket through the front. You'll also be listed on our website as a contributor.

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    Whooaaa!! For a generous donation of $1,000, we will name a future Hunter Pass product after you! You will also receive our Eddy Tote, a custom leather laptop case, a custom leather belt, and you'll be listed on our website as a contributor.

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