The Life Changing Magic of a House Fire

One frigid day early last January I came home to this: And this: My house caught fire while I was away for the night visiting my boyfriend.  The house was an 80% rebuild due to water and smoke damage. My housemates and dogs were all safe, thank the Universe. Unfortunately though, I didn't lose a…

About our leathers, and why we use them.

I'm not sure what creates that magical high we experience when we take a sniff of a new leather bag, but somehow that glorious smell whispers to us, "hey, I'm reaaaallly great, you should buy me." A good leather is much more than its alluring aroma. Just like fabrics, there are many different types of leathers…

Baby Steps to Sustainability and Feeling Good

It hasn't been easy to unravel my vision and values for Awl Snap. I've always had opinions, and even felt guilt around fashion (specifically fast-fashion) but it's not until now, a handful of years in, that I’ve been able to put all the pieces together and label what exactly is important to me in my life, and how that reflects into my business. (read more)