After selecting and cutting our favorite section of the hide to create our Signature Creations, we continue the process by dividing the hide into all the different sizes of bags that BuxieJo offers.
Some leather companies only select the "perfect" sections of the hide and discard hide pieces with blemishes, scars, cattle brands, and changes in the direction of the hair. We aren't like those companies. We embrace every piece of the hide and often showcase the parts of the animal that would normally be discarded by placing the brands and scars front and center on our bags.
Once the hide is divided into bags, we use the smaller pieces to create our card-wallets, bracelets, and use the really small pieces as zipper-pulls and embellishments on other bags.
Finally, if there are pieces that we just can't use, we happily donate all of our scraps to local jewelry artisans to use in their lovely creations.
BuxieJo also never uses exotic hides or the hides of animals that aren't sustainably raised as part of the U.S. food industry.