Clean - Classic - Natural - Unique
Born and raised on the West Coast.
Made Solid is a collection of leather products designed and handmade in Los Angeles by Peter Maxwell and Mia.
Our design is inspired by our history and our surroundings. Western living is at our core.
We honor uniqueness and celebrate the individuality of each piece we create.
The name Made Solid references the connection we create through our creative process and the end result of our labor.
Making a solid connection between the raw leather our hands touch and the well used pieces our friends love is our constant goal.
We work with vegetable tanned cowhide that retains the character of the animal and develops a rich patina over time. We respect the living properties of the hides we use. Leather grain and scarring remind us of the animal that gave us the hide.
We use traditional saddle making techniques to create our pieces by hand and incorporate many vintage tools. We feel a connection to the tradition of leather work and our hands touch each piece. We pass each piece on to our customers hands.
We are connected to our surroundings, bringing natural elements to our work. Ocean, sand, stone and sky are referenced.
We bring our lifestyle to our work. Vintage, Western and classic American style, music, skateboarding, beach life, travel - this diversity crosses over into our design. We want to share our stories, our style, our music with everyone.
We're honored to be connected to you.
All pieces are handmade, by us, in our Los Angeles studio.
We employ traditional Western saddle making techniques, such as saddle stitching and wet molding.
No sewing machines are used at any time.
Stamp work is created with individual hand stamps, many of which are vintage.
All color is applied by hand. Natural oils and waxes are hand applied as well.
Edges are hand beveled and burnished.
Each piece is truly handmade.
From our hands - to yours.
You finish the process with your use.