Designers and Owners
Meet Steve and Kay Rye! Steve began his career in Artisan Leatherwork in the late 1960's. Kay joined him in 1979. The couple has been designing and making leather goods together in the St. Louis area since 1985. Their daughter, Annie Rye, began her work in 2007 as an apprentice. She now works full time as a leather artisan.
The couple started LeatherSandals.Com back in the late 90's as a branded website exclusively offering Naot sandals and shoes. That business was closed in 2013 when they decided to focus on designing and making quality leather goods in the United States. The family members continue to work together daily - with the help of trained assistants - designing and making leather belts, bags, wallets and more.