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Arc of a Diver


Arc of a Diver

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Arc of a Diver


Arc of a Diver

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Original designs-

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Our Spring/Summer designs bring forth wonderfully characteristic bags that show off the timeless feel and look of leather, and also display unique and vivid patterns that are one of a kind.

No summer rendezvous is complete without one.

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About


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About the designer and leathersmith

Hello, my name is Sarah.  I live and work in the woods of beautiful and green Washington.  I constantly strive to make the most beautiful and rustic leather goods that I can, with the best domestic materials. Sewing and designing are skills that have been in my family for generations, a passion that I was born with.

Pendleton wool is a symbol of the Pacific Northwest's history and culture. It also happens to be strikingly beautiful and intricate. Many of the wool prints that I choose to use quickly become 'out of print', because they are short runs and won't be made again. Thereby making the Buena Vista Social Bags one of a kind.

I find working with leather to be very natural, challenging and rather ancestral.  Every hide is different and shows its raw beauty in subtle variations.  I exclusively use leather that has been naturally processed with tree bark extracts, naturally occurring botanical pigments, food grade fats, marine oils, beeswax and salts. You can be confident that there has been no formaldehyde or toxic chemicals in the processing of your pure leather good.  Staying very close to nature is a huge priority for me- in business and personally. 

When I am not designing and leatherworking, I can be found wandering through the woods on our 5 acre property, karaoking with my friends, eating nourishing meals with my family, going to co-ops, farmer's markets and CSA meetings with my husband or studying ancestral health, Naturopathy and herbal medicine.


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Your business to artisans encourages olde world craftsmanship to thrive, instead of being forgotten.

Thank you,
Sarah of Arc of a Diver