Meet the Maker
I’m Brady, a student at George Fox University who loves to create. I have lived in Bend, Oregon my whole life and enjoy running, mountain biking, and rock climbing. After making myself a leather wallet last year, I decided to start North of Zion. I have enjoyed every step of the process.
Each item is 100% handmade from start to finish. By hand cutting, stitching, and finishing, the durability and quality control is very high.
Commitment to Quality
Materials here at North of Zion are sourced from around the world. I source my leather from Italy, turkey, and the US, where tanneries focus on quality, not cutting costs. My thread is sourced from Japan, and it is made to last a lifetime. Throughout the hand making process, I go through additional steps like conditioning and finishing with beeswax to subtly improve the quality.