Friend Eric Heins of Corter Leather has been designing and hand crafting leather goods and accessories for a while now and is well know in the market for his work. Over the years he’s gained quite the reputation for consistently producing a durable and dependable product. That being said, it’s no wonder that the day he launched a Kicktstarter project for his new ingenious design, it was fully funded beyond the project goal in less than 10 hours. The Bottle Hook is pretty innovative – bottle opener and useful hook in one. A key ring allows you to hook your keys onto it and a leather tab with embossed “If found, contact _____” makes it fool proof for those of us who tend to misplace things (raises hand). I’m looking forward to these being produced and picking up several for family and friends.
My friend Eric of Corter Leather has crafted a special edition “For Japan” bracelet to aid the relief efforts for the country after it was ravaged by earthquakes and tsunamis this past week. Each bracelet is crafted of simple leather and features a hand painted red button closure to commemorate the country’s flag. My older sister lived in Japan for five years teaching English and she fell completely in love with the culture and its people. It’s truely a fascinating country and deserves everyone’s support and aid in this time of need. All proceeds from the sale of Eric’s “For Japan” bracelets will go directly to the Red Cross’ relief efforts in Japan and are available in sizes from 6.5in to 8.75in. Priced at only $20 a pop, I’m hoping that people buy them in bulk and keep Eric up all hours crafting more so he can meet the high demand!