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ma·ven /ˈmāv(ə)n/ someone who knows how

Maven Leather designs are HANDMADE ONE BY ONE in California.

We use minimally-processed, full grain leather hides that corporate manufacturers reject due to natural markings. We believe these markings are beautiful just like the ones on our own bodies.

Most designs are ONE OF A KIND -- handcrafted by the designer on the Central Coast.

Maven Leather + Design works with American Buffalo because they are NATIVE to the landscape and SUSTAINABLE for the environment. More often than not, these hides were tanned in Maine. Some go on to be PLANT DYED in the Maven studio using organic materials like bark, insects, roots and leaves. 


Maven Leather + Design

visit our storefront in Cayucos, California

146 N. Ocean Ave

Suite B

Cayucos, CA 93430


Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat | 11-5 p.m.

Sunday | 11-5 p.m.


Monday + Tuesday

For an appointment,

please call/text 805-308-4446

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Handmade on the Central Coast of California

maine roots, california shoots

Founded in 2015 by artist Emma Thieme, Maven Leather + Design began in rural Passamaquoddy territory in the Maine woods. But in Jan. 2020, a cross-country road trip led Emma to the Central Coast of California where she now resides. Emma opened the Maven Leather + Design studio-storefront in the small beach town of Cayucos in Nov. 2020. 


From MAINE to CALIFORNIA, Maven Leather continues to be dedicated to zero waste, respect for NATURE, and creating a FUNCTIONAL, HEIRLOOM QUALITY bag that will outlive us all and never see a landfill

Maven is leather design from the Future.

Because you deserve something that will last that long. 


Designed to Transform

One bag. Your way. 


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