Leather Worker

MLE provides equitable career opportunities which foster mentorship, empowerment, leadership, and growth in an entrepreneurial environment.

We are searching for a leather craftsperson to help us produce made to order leather handbags, small goods, & pet accessories from deadstock leather.

Please note this is a part-time role on site at MLE's headquarters in Saugerties, NY with the possibility of being able to work on projects remotely if you have your own workshop set up.



Tasks will include:

  • collaborating with designer on samples & prototypes
  • cutting leather by hand as well with a die press
  • shaving & skiving leather on seams to reduce thickness when sewing
  • gluing leather
  • sewing leather with a walking foot machine
  • hand stitching leather
  • sourcing hardware


Candidate must be:

  • Extremely detail oriented
  • Attentive
  • Focused
  • Proactive
  • Disciplined
  • Patient
  • Positive
  • COVID19 Vaccinated


To apply please submit your resume, cover letter, work portfolio, and expectations for hourly rate to hello@madebymle.com. Please note as part of the interview process you will be required to bring samples of your leather work and use our equipment on site.

Applications missing work portfolios & cover letters will not be reviewed.

We look forward to working with you!