BoundAries Leather is a small leather company that focuses on providing services to ‘alternative leather love’. We do small to large repair jobs, restoration and bootblacking, accessorizing leather, and custom creations for motorcycling, kink, cosplay or whatever you want!
Our main leatherworker is Ariss! Ariss started fooling around with leatherwork two years ago, mainly through bootblacking with friends. Since then, they’ve self-taught themselves to how to design, cut, rivet, snap, sew, stamp, wet-form, repair, and condition leather for a variety of projects. They’ve briefly apprenticed under a cobbler with 30 years’ experience, have interned at a boot-making workshop, and with an overseas custom collar enterprise. Ariss can repair snaps, rivets, *ZIPS*; adjust pants, jackets, kink gear; restore old leather, condition current leather, shine boots; & more.
The rest of the team consists of the copious store knowledge of East Side Re-Rides. The wonderful humans who work here are leather mavericks and know just about everything there is to know about leather history, different brands, and super rare and functional details. They are collaborate with our designs, photography, business decisions, tech solutions, bootblacking, and the family hive mind.
And, yes! We’re queer, we’re trans, we’re kinky and we’re really hoping you’re some kind of flavor of weird too!
Our workshop is small and focused on carefully handmade items! Currently our ‘heavy machinery’ consists of an industrial leather walking-foot sewing machine, a hand-crank cobbling sewing machine, a regular walking-foot sewing machine, a serger, a heat gun, an iron, and Ariss’ hands. We have lots of hand tools, from hammers to punches to leather stamps – and 4ft of solid Douglas Fir as our thump stump!
Yup! BoundAries Leather is a completely different company than East Side ReRides. The workers at ReRides are able to take in and store items, but any repairs are quoted, done and insured by us. For any custom pieces you’ve got to see Ariss, directly. ReRides coupons won’t work with us and things bought or consigned from ReRides do not automatically qualify for free repair.