In the early days of Portland Leather, the founders decided it would be nice to start each morning with a group meeting. So, Curtis and Caitlyn and BOTH employees would sit around drinking tea and coffee and discussing life and all the great things Portland Leather was going to do one day.
It was designed as an excuse to relax and laugh and brain-storm ideas and for friends to spend time with friends.
That meeting survives to this day. Each morning at 10:00 AM the designers, sewers, stampers, cutters, photographers, customer service and shippers get together and bounce around ideas.
It was here people brought up tassels–an idea which was shot down immediately by Curtis. The idea came up many times, and each time Curtis said no. Or no way. Or absolutely not.
To be fair, Curtis can be really stupid sometimes. I can write that because I am Curtis and I am the owner and I missed the boat on this one, big time. My fault!
However, Pearl and Bethany did what all great employees do; they ignored me and made tassels for themselves anyway. Each day I would notice Pearl come to work and my eyes would be drawn to the tassel and the tote. Each evening as she said good-bye, I would see her pick up her tote and head out.
And the tassel looked awesome. It did not detract from the bag at all; it enhanced it.
We now have multi-colored tassels available to match or contrast or enhance your tote or any other product you may have in your life.
Curtis & The Portland Leather Goods Team
And Pearl and Bethany…Thanks!
Journey with us through our workshop expansion over the past few months. From one room to the entire second floor of a beautiful 1950s warehouse, Portland Leather Goods has finally found its forever home.