Meet Our Artisans
We are both fortunate and proud to have the best artisans in the business. Their expert skill and attention to detail ensure that every product you receive from J.W. Hulme Co. is carefully and individually crafted, 100% in America, with the highest quality materials.
J.W. Hulme's most prized asset is our team of artisans. Walk into the J.W. Hulme Co. workshop and you'll be surrounded by more than 100 years of collective hands-on experience. Our staff is made up of an amazing array of talents and areas of expertise. Martha, for example, is an Inuit Alaskan who began sewing on seal skins at the age of five. Miguel, our senior leather cutter, learned to cut leather as a young man in Cuba.
To ensure these precious skills are kept alive, J.W. Hulme Co. practices an apprenticeship approach to training. Master sewers are paired with fabric sewers to guide them in enhancing their craft, including the intricate assembly of leather products. Our approach is collaborative in all ways. Each bag is touched by several artisans during its creation, and ideas for improvements flow freely. We've also added a talented team of product designers who work closely with our artisans in selecting materials and developing prototypes.