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STORY & INSPIRATION
Aaron Jacobson of Quiet Lines is a small, single craftsman-run business. Aaron Jacobson graduated from California College of the Arts in San Francisco with a degree in Industrial Design. There he learned to build and create. Eventually finding a passion for designing clothing, bags, and small functional products. Quiet Lines was born from this love of design and appreciation for making things by hand.
“There is something special about handmade products. The attention to detail put into each item is impossible to replicate with traditional mass manufacturing. I want people to understand the effort and care that is put into even the smallest items we use every day. To change our perception on how we value items and tools is the best way to live a waste-less and sustainable life. I want all of my products to stay with you for life. To seamlessly fit into every day so you’ll never need a new one.” - Aaron Jacobson
Craftsmanship & Leather Sourcing
Aaron cuts, stitches, and polishes completely by hand using full grain Buttero Italian leather. Buttero Leather is a world-renowned Italian leather from the Conceria Walpier tannery. Founded in 1974, this tannery is a member of the Italian Vegetable Tanned Vera Leather Consortium, which exists to ensure the quality of the raw material and workmanship of vegetable tanneries in the Tuscan region. Buttero is known for its smooth grain side surface with deep and rich colors.
Leather is renewable as raw material and if leather was not produced, the replacement for it would have to be, at large, synthetic materials obtained from non-renewable resources. Leather products are also long-lasting and repairable, giving them a long lifespan. It’s made from a by-product of the food industry and if this by-product were not converted into leather, it would be thrown into a landfill, causing environmental risk. More specifically, since Buttero Leather is used to construct our Giramando Crossbody and is sourced from a tannery that is a member of the Italian Vegetable Tanned Vera Leather Consortium, you can rest assured that the process of transformation of their leathers is carried out with only natural vegetable tannins and with total respect for nature, guaranteeing that the manufacturing processes are compatible with the ecosystem and not harmful to people. (LEARN MORE)