Gale & Hayes

Artisan crafted leather and denim goods; eco conscious and handmade in the USA

Company overview

Date Established:
2011
Description:
Artisan crafted leather and denim goods; eco conscious and handmade in the USA
Founder:
Founders:
Kimberly Nowers
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Headquarters:
San Tan Valley, Arizona
Industry:
Fashion
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Gale & Hayes is on a mission to design and create products that are one-of-a-kind, innovative, and that are rooted in high-quality and ethical standards. Gale & Hayes' leather and denim goods celebrate individuality and the artisan’s touch; a rarity in the fashion industry today. All Gale & Hayes products are hand-crafted from fine leather and premium materials, taking great pride in those minor imperfections including natural marks on leather. The more, the better. From foldover leather clutches and backpacks to two-tone tapestry denim jackets, and accessories a like, all Gale & Hayes goods embrace the natural characteristics of genuine leather and of upcycled denim- with the possible minor scars, folds, scuffs and marks seen as beautiful rather than considered defects. These minor marks make Gale and Hayes perfectly imperfect, one-of-a-kind, and individual.

founding story

The Gale & Hayes team is as passionate about design as they are committed to being a one-of-a-kind, sustainable and environmentally conscious brand. Producing the least amount of waste is a top priority when sourcing materials. When not utilizing up-cycled raw materials, Gale & Haynes uses USA vegetable tanned leathers that are chemical free to create unique products, no two of which are alike. Supporting local business is also a brand pillar. Sourcing hardware and other products from within the local community helps Gale & Haynes ensure the highest quality products. By supporting Gale & Hayes, consumers also exercise social responsibility by supporting a "shopping with a cause" brand which follows a business model of transparency as advocates of “slow fashion.” Today’s mainstream fashion industry relies on globalized mass production, where garments are transformed from the design stage to the retail floor in only a few weeks. Slow fashion is about being purposeful and making the deliberate choice to buy higher quality items, less often. When purchases are made, they’re environmentally and ethically conscious rather than trend-driven. At Gale & Hayes, they have combined unique high-quality items with the artisan touch that will never go out of trend. Gale & Hayes is a timeless brand dedicated to a more conscious future.

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Kimberly Nowers
Founder

Kimberly Nowers is a big advocate of "slow fashion" and of making purposeful, deliberate choices to buy higher quality items, less often. When purchases are made, they’re environmentally and ethically conscious rather than trend-driven. As the Founder of Gale & Hayes, Kimberly has combined unique high-quality items with the artisan touch, that will never go out of trend. She is proud to have founded a timeless brand that is dedicated to a more conscious future.

Products

Gale & Hayes Foldover Clutch

The Foldover is the perfect everyday clutch. This unique timeless pouch can hold a wallet, phone and keys. Transform this clutch into a crossbody by adding a detachable strap. Features include a raw hem and stitching details. These are one-of-a-kind bags - no two can be the same because of the nature of cowhide- with note every bag varying slightly from the items in the photographs. These bags can be customized based on color of hair on hide.

Gale & Hayes Foldover Clutch

$
148.00
Description:

The Foldover is the perfect everyday clutch. This unique timeless pouch can hold a wallet, phone and keys. Transform this clutch into a crossbody by adding a detachable strap. Features include a raw hem and stitching details. These are one-of-a-kind bags - no two can be the same because of the nature of cowhide- with note every bag varying slightly from the items in the photographs. These bags can be customized based on color of hair on hide.

Details:
Genuine vegetable-tanned leather and cowhide foldover clutch Dimensions: Open 12 x 8 x .5. When folded 7.5 x 8 x .5
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The Bandana

Natural hand-dyed distressed bandana. Can be worn in your hair with a bun or pony tail and also can wear around your neck to add a little somethin’ to any outfit. Features include: Leather Gale and Hayes tab with brass rivets for easy pull feature or to hang up. Each bandana is one-of-a-kind - no two can be hand dyed the exact same. This bandana can be customized with initials.

The Bandana

$
32.00
Description:

Natural hand-dyed distressed bandana. Can be worn in your hair with a bun or pony tail and also can wear around your neck to add a little somethin’ to any outfit. Features include: Leather Gale and Hayes tab with brass rivets for easy pull feature or to hang up. Each bandana is one-of-a-kind - no two can be hand dyed the exact same. This bandana can be customized with initials.

Details:
Leather Gale and Hayes tab with brass rivets for easy pull feature or to hang up. Each bandana is one-of-a-kind - no two can be hand dyed the exact same.
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The Backpack

The Backpack is great for any occasion. Made with genuine vegetable-tanned leather from the USA and handmade in the Gale & Hayes studio in New England.
Features include: Antique brass hardware, Adjustable backpack straps and a Long handle to be able to wear it around your arm. The Backpack comes in three options for leather cording color- cream, black or whisky.

The Backpack

$
398.00
Description:

The Backpack is great for any occasion. Made with genuine vegetable-tanned leather from the USA and handmade in the Gale & Hayes studio in New England.
Features include: Antique brass hardware, Adjustable backpack straps and a Long handle to be able to wear it around your arm. The Backpack comes in three options for leather cording color- cream, black or whisky.

Details:
Genuine vegetable-tanned leather from the USA, Antique brass hardware. The natural vegetable tanned products will start to darken and caramelize in color over time. How it darkens depends on what you expose it to, the environment in which it lives, the amount of light, whether it's exposed to water, dirt, or the oils on your skin. All of which will affect the leather in a very different way. The more you use and handle it, the darker it will become. No two vegetable tanned pieces are alike, and no pieces will ever age the exact same way. Making yours perfectly imperfect, one-of-a-kind, and individual.
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The Wallet

The tri-fold wallet is made with genuine vegetable-tanned leather and has 4 card pockets - can fit up to 8 cards and fits a plus phone. Features include: Two long pockets, 4 card pockets, and a Tuck-lock closure

The Wallet

$
128.00
Description:

The tri-fold wallet is made with genuine vegetable-tanned leather and has 4 card pockets - can fit up to 8 cards and fits a plus phone. Features include: Two long pockets, 4 card pockets, and a Tuck-lock closure

Details:
The natural vegetable tanned products will start to darken and caramelize in color over time. How it darkens depends on what you expose it to, the environment in which it lives, the amount of light, whether it's exposed to water, dirt, or the oils on your skin. All of which will affect the leather in a very different way. The more you use and handle it, the darker it will become. No two vegetable tanned pieces are alike, and no pieces will ever age the exact same way. Making yours perfectly imperfect, one-of-a-kind, and individual.
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Surprise Denim Jackets

A one-of-a-kind denim jacket. Simply select a size and what colors you like in the checkout and we will custom make your one-of-a-kind jacket using up-cycled jackets and vintage tapestries found from all around the world.

Surprise Denim Jackets

$
210.00
Description:

A one-of-a-kind denim jacket. Simply select a size and what colors you like in the checkout and we will custom make your one-of-a-kind jacket using up-cycled jackets and vintage tapestries found from all around the world.

Details:
Denim, Vintage Tapestries
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