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All Maven leather bags begin in a small leather studio on the Central Coast of California. Each piece is an original, designed by Maven founder, Emma Thieme. 

Passionate about the natural world, Emma incorporates plant and insect dyeing into her work whenever possible. Many of the colors that you see here were dyed by hand at the Maven studio, using primitive and sustainable concepts that date back 15,000 years in human civilization. 

Emma uses minimally-processed, “rescued hides” that exhibit beautiful signs of life and would otherwise be sitting in a warehouse, unused. Most of these leather hides are from free-roaming American bison and are of premium quality. 

To read more about Emma’s work and the story behind Maven, click here.

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