• Give Your iPhone the Protection and Class it Deserves


    Whether you’re rocking an iPhone 5 or the classy new iPhone 6, that technological lifeline of yours needs protection. Naked phones may look sexy, but the slippery all-metal design of Apple smartphones make them accidents waiting to happen.

  • Save on Handmade Leather Gifts During Our Biggest Sale of the Season


    ‘Tis the season for sharing your love and time with those exceptional people in your life. This year, we’re making it easier than ever for you to do just that.

  • Our Newest Backpacks are Made from Fique. Just What the Heck is it?

    12/08/2015 - 178 comments

    Fusing cutting edge design with tradition is what inspires fashion and motivates artisans around the world. Here at Cooleather, we observe and study trends, keeping our focus on the fresh and stylish. At the same time, we value tradition and the centuries old practice of mixing natural fibers and leather to create goods that will be just as timeless and classic today as they will be for generations to come.

  • How To Properly Carry a Backpack So You Don't Ruin Your Body


    Your backpack may be to blame for your back or neck aches, even if you’re only carrying your pack to class and back. Choosing the right bag for the right occasion is only half the battle when you’re looking for the perfect carryall; you also must understand how to properly load and carry that bag to prevent long-term, irreversible damage to your spine, neck and even your legs.

    Learn how to carry a backpack the right way with these simple tips.

  • You'll Never Believe What was Once Made of Leather

    11/25/2015 - 18 comments

    Did you know that bicycle tires were first made of steel and wood and writing tablets were once made of clay? Leather also has an interesting history. In light of the fact that leather was one of the earliest invented textiles, it was widely used in almost every way you can imagine.

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  • Care for Your Leather Wallet the Right Way

    09/12/2015 - 1 comment

    If you’re lucky enough to own a leather wallet you’ve probably noticed that it ages well. Leather has been used as a textile since man began making fire and one thing hasn’t changed in all those years:  leather is durable, handsome and easy to care for. Despite these facts, leather should be given a little tender loving care once in awhile.

  • 4 Qualities of the Perfect Weekend Travel Bag


    Traveling brings with it certain challenges that we rarely face during our day-to-day lives at home. First, there’s the question of just how much to pack when going away. Do you take only what you think you will need on a weekend excursion or should you throw in a few “just in case” extras? Second, and more importantly, what type of luggage is sturdy enough to protect and keep your clothes clean and dry, big enough to carry all your must-haves, yet portable enough to not weigh you down on your relaxing getaway?

  • 4 Steps to Choosing a Leather Backpack That's Right for You


    The tools you use help to define your success. When you wear a wallet that’s too small for your carriables, your pockets get overloaded, you become disorganized, and your system breaks down. When you rely on an underpowered machine to complete a crucial project at work, progress is slowed and you are less efficient than you might be if you utilized the proper instrument for the job.

    The backpack you choose and use can also make a big difference in how you work, play and move around in the world. Have you had trouble picking out the right pack in the past? Here’s how to make sure you get the one that’s just right for you.

  • 100 Things Made of Leather

    01/26/2015 - 19 comments

    Notice anything in common with these seemingly unrelated objects? They’re all things we buy infrequently, or perhaps even only once in a lifetime, but that we expect to work just as hard as we do.

  • Bonded Leather vs. Genuine Leather

    01/09/2015 - 65 comments

    There’s something to be said for authenticity. We seek out upright politicians, honorable mates, transparent companies and reliable co-workers because we value honesty and authenticity over imitation. We look for the same types of qualities when we purchase goods for ourselves and our families. Have you ever intentionally sought out the most expensive pair of polyurethane boots you could find? Do you remember the last time you spent a weekend trying to find a car of low value with subpar tires? Highly unlikely, right?
    Leather, like all materials, has many imitators. Today we’re going to shine some light on the differences between bonded leather and genuine leather.

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