Milestone Bag Co. started out in 2011 as Sissipahaw Leather Co. on my living room floor with an old box of upholstery leather, a kitchen knife, and a cutting board I used to prep for dinner just two hours prior. I was mourning the very recent loss of my father. Someone suggested I channel my grief into creativity so on this particularly painful day I decided it was time. Little did I know that I would come to love working with leather in a way I've never loved anything. Almost a decade later and it is still my absolute favorite form of creativity.
This art form, born of grief, has continued to be my safe haven. The passion lies in creating new designs - feeling the leather, moving it through my fingers, and finding a new shape unlike any I've seen. My mission? Staying true to what I love: original designs, creativity, supporting my son, protecting the environment by using high quality upcycled and deadstock leathers wherever possible, and making a bag that will last a lifetime - ready to walk with you from the doldrum day to day to life's biggest adventures.
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