THIS ALL BEGAN AS A PASSION PROJECT FOR ME
In my college days I was employed in a design and retail environment that handled a lot of custom furniture. As I learned about types and qualities of leather I also became aware of the waste associated with upholstery. Whether it was discarded sample swatches or cut offs from the upholstery project it became my goal to rescue this leather from the trash.
NOTHING BEAUTIFUL SHOULD GO TO WASTE
This is why all of our leathers are reclaimed. Instead of sourcing virgin leather we have made it our goal to rescue all of the perfectly good product that already exists. Everything we source is top grain upholstery leather, which has a beautiful hand and breathable quality. This makes it an ideal material to be worn comfortably on your wrist.
THE GOAL IS TO BE MOLDABLE
I get a lot of questions about the name Wet Clay and what the heck it has to do with leather. The name is a reminder to remain mold able and be open to new possibilities. As time goes on and industries change we hope to find new and unique ways to use the leather we source.
Though Wet Clay began in Savannah, GA (where I went to college) Portland seems like the perfect place to have landed.