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About Us

We create custom leather accessories for the Golfer who admires handmade craftsmanship. We use a variety of premium leathers, exotic skins and thread colors to help you design your own one-of-a-kind piece that you’ll use for many years to come. Our designs are both functional and stylish and a great amount of attention goes into the details of our pieces.  Our Yardage Book Covers are even being used by many players on the PGA , Web.com , LPGA and Symetra Tours.

We create our pieces by hand, one at a time, hand-cutting and dying leather, burnishing and even hand-stitching them.  We use the “saddle-stitch” technique which is so durable that if for some reason a stitch gets ripped, the thread will not completely unravel, like that of a machine-made product.  We use premium leather from two of the finest tannery’s in the country, Hermann Oak Leather and Wickett & Craig, and use Genuine American Alligator from American Tannery, located in Georgia.

Appalachian Leather Works is located in Gastonia, North Carolina and owned by Chris and Jill Ashley.  Chris is a graduate of Appalachian State University, the State Director for the Gaston County Jaycees and a United States Air Force Veteran.  Jill is a Registered Nurse and together they have three sons, Brett, Grant and Brooks.  Chris loves playing golf as often as he can, and Jill, well she enjoys driving the cart.

Handmade proudly in the USA.