JOURNAL | Projects, Events and New Products

LEATHER CHOCOLATE PORTFOLIO

Twenty-Four Blackbirds and Make Smith have joined forces to create the ultimate limited edition chocolate tasting gift set! This set includes a first for the chocolate world: A smoked, single origin chocolate aged on natural Veggie Tan leather. The resulting flavor profile opens strongly with oak, smoke, and leather, paving the way for a bright fruitiness midway through before tapering out into a creamy cocoa finish. This chocolate is perhaps the best compliment to Bourbon ever devised!

Also included are 2 of each of our three half-ounce single origin dark chocolate bars, and 1 of each of our large 1.4 ounce single origin bars. Tucked inside you will find cards for each of the chocolates for recording your tasting notes and a brief guide on how to taste chocolate to help you explore the full sensory experience of each single origin chocolate.

When you're done tasting, the handmade leather portfolio case will provide you with a lifetime of use, be it for refilling with chocolate to host your own chocolate tasting parties, or for filling up with picnic supplies for that perfect Spring day. Each case is hand branded with the signature Twenty-Four Blackbirds logo, gold foil embossed with the signature Make Smith logo, and backed by Make Smith's LIFETIME GUARANTEE.

This gift set is extremely limited and cab be purchased here!

June 06, 2014

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MADE FOR SeaVees

THE LEGEND SERIES

 

IT TAKES A LEGEND. SeaVees was born in 1964. After seven years the brand was shuttered and long forgotten. Nearly 40 years later, a vintage shoe was unearthed in a Tokyo thrift store and the brand was resurrected. Over the course of 2014, we are celebrating our rightful 50th anniversary by teaming up with select legends (and legends-in-the-making) to create limited edition items that embody the spirit of SeaVees and the authentic era of 1960s California. Sold exclusively on SeaVees.com, all proceeds will go to the charity of the collaborator's choice. The partnerships, the products and the causes will make for a legendary year.

Make Smith's involvement: We designed Limited Edition SeaVees inspired belts, key chains and iPhone covers are for sale NOW exclusively at SeaVees.com. All proceeds will benefit the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.

To Purchase, go to: https://www.seavees.com/the-legend-series/make-smith

June 20, 2013

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GOODS FOR SHELTER SOCIAL CLUB

Last year Shelter Social Club developed two new projects. First, the Ojai Rancho Inn and 2nd, Sama Sama Test Kitchen. Make Smith Leather Company co-designed these two leather pieces with Leo Basica for Shelter Social Club.  We then handmade them in our Santa Barbara, CA workshop.

http://www.sheltersocialclub.com/

May 13, 2013

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THE MOUNTAIN CLUTCH FOR TORCHLIGHT JEWELRY

Make Smith Leather Company has the pleasure of announcing our newest product co-design project, for and with, Torchlight Jewelry based in California. The Mountain Clutch was inspired by your dream flea market finds. Each one is tooled, etched, hand dyed and distressed to vintage perfection.

September 30, 2012

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FOR THE TERRITORY AHEAD

We’re  super excited to announce that Make Smith Leather Co. has designed a collections of men’s accessories with The Territory Ahead.  Just in time for holiday shopping season, these new pieces will ship nationally in a special men’s gift catalog – available online, and catalog only! Take a look…

September 01, 2012

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FOR PRINT LIBERATION

We made a wallet in collaboration with PRINT LIBERATION. Each piece is hand-picked from specialty tanned cattle hides, and as always 100% hand-made in the USA. Get one before they're gone! DON'T GIVE UP!