We are committed to crafting leather products able to meet working class functionality, while maintaining an edge of style and dexterity. We believe skillfully crafted wares should work as hard as the man wearing them.

At Simpleton Goods the way it used to be is the way it is – the way our grandparents remember it – quality handmade gear, built for a lifetime.

It’s a tragedy of the first magnitude that millions of people have ceased to use their hands as hands. Nature has bestowed upon us this great gift which is our hands. If the craze for machinery methods continues, it is highly likely that a time will come when we shall be so incapacitated and weak that we shall begin to curse ourselves for having forgotten the use of the living machines given to us by God.

– Mahatma Gandhi

leather tool storage

Traditional values and transparency are fundamental, along with freedom from avarice and deception. We aim to build Simpleton Goods on a firm foundation of personal integrity and assume accountability to our customer base, those who feel dispossessed by lack of choice and the anonymity they face in a sea of automated mass-production.

We believe in the labor of our hands, the sweat of our brow, the toil of our craft. Our work ethic, learned from our fathers and the generations before them, is unsatisfied with the trivial and mundane. We choose to rise and be named among the honest, the organic and the galvanized. We believe a life lived richly is worth more than a life of riches. Our values are an inheritance from craftsmen (not just of leather) who came before us, who inspired our efforts, who built our nation.

leather workbench

We are simple, yet genuine and wish to communicate real values without marketing a gimmick. There is a narrative being lived out all around us, and we believe ours should be the tale of principled beginnings, seeking to revive an art as a testament to the common man and his resilient character. Our craftsmanship is the paper on which we write our story.

We craft by hand, for our fellow man, for our families, for our future, stitch by stitch. This is Simpleton Goods.

Tyler Carder

Noah Whitnah