At John Candor our goal is to deliver leather goods that are stylish, functional, comfortable and durable. We design our own products with a professional and minimalistic look because we weren't fans of bulky leather. For years we had ideas for other brands, then we decided to start our own. We believe they sacrifice functionality for style and often cut corners on raw material selection. I often wondered if these designers ever used their own products. Does durable have to mean bulky? With the collective ideas from our own experience and feedback from others we started designing new products and sourcing our own raw materials. Putting functionality back into the designs while keeping them stylish, minimalist, comfortable and durable. We control the process from design to selecting the leather tanner, artisans and delivery to you.
We’re Not Private Labelers
We don’t pick our product out of a catalog, add our brand to it and resell it to you. We’ve taken the time to learn, research and personally look into all of the people and companies we partner with to make our products. We strive to go above and beyond, make thoughtful choices, and double-check details to produce the highest quality product for our customers.
Using Recyclable & Sustainable Materials
This beautiful earth we inhabit is not our own and we have the ultimate responsibility of making sure it stays beautiful for future generations. We go to great lengths – and pay higher production costs – to ensure our practices and suppliers meet strict environmental standards and processes.
Team with the Best Certified Artisans
We are excited and humbled by the responsibility of owning our own business and having the opportunity to only team with those that share our passion for ethical business practices and responsible employment. This means providing a living wage and benefits, and following Colombia’s strict environmental laws. We are continually audited by third party auditors to ensure legal compliance with these requirements.
Helping the Local People
We source all of our raw materials from within Colombia and partner with small family businesses that provide a living wage and benefits.
We love the opportunties we enjoy here in the US and want to do what we can to help the local community in Colombia.
Clean water is a daily essential for everyone.
Our certified leather tanners assist local communities with treating and purifying their waste water.
How are they able to do this? With over one million+ USD invested in their water plant, they incorporate on-site water treatment that recycles, purifies all waste, used and unused water and return it to it's original source in an even cleaner state.
The Finished Product
Fine artisan leather goods that look great, smell great and pass the test of time. By controlling the process from sourcing raw materials from those that are good stewards of this earth, insisting on ethical business practices, being socially responsible even when it impacts the bottom line and not compromising we’re able to deliver a finished product that we’re proud to stand behind. Leather goods you'll be proud to buy and wear!