Meet The Maker

ONE21 is a local leather goods company, founded in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I, along with the help of my German Shepherd, Monte, have been able to create an awesome business.    

Monte was born on January 21st, 2012, and is thus the inspiration behind the company name. With him by my side, I have worked to personally craft the highest quality, sustainable, functional and beautiful leather goods possible. 

I began creating with leather as a hobby, but found that my passion for the art could be something I turned into a business. I learned more than I thought possible about the leather world from crafting to material choices, their origins and how sustainability fits into the space. I take pride in the work I do because of the product choices I make - only purchasing leather from local stores that come from eco-friendly tanneries. All ONE21 products are made from natural tanning agents that protect our water from harsh chemicals and make use of discarded leather, ensuring that nothing goes to waste. 

After years of attempted designs and creations, many of which will never see the light of day, I made it here. With years of research, I can proudly say that ONE21 goods are created with only the finest leather and highest quality thread, hand-stitched for every. single. product.  

Thank you for choosing to support a small business. You are the reason we can conserve the craft, tradition and production that no machine can imitate... and most importantly to inspire people to pursue their passions. 

- Theo