At fiveleft we believe that a story doesn't start with creation, it's what comes after. You'll find that true of our one-of-a-kind pieces. They start conversations, command attention and evoke memories. With every sculpted design our vegetable tanned leather is expressive. Each creation is cleverly textured from repurposed items: from steel mesh, bolts, scrap leather, rope and bike parts. All of our bags are numbered and signed, and made to age with character, a trademark of our line.
The history is in the leather...the story is in the bag.
Graced with limitless imagination and uninhibited artistry, Washington state transplant Lincoln Heller showed promise as a photographer and had a keen aptitude for the arts before his schooling at Emily Carr University of Art + Design.
Working in an Alaskan logging camp to finance his education, Lincoln fashioned leather pouches from worn-out logger's boots. This was the seed for the unique design aesthetic to come, and the evolution of the innovative, fashion-forward brand.