Longleaf Leather Company, Handcrafted and Mississippi Made

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by Meredith Biesinger, Our Mississippi Home

At Longleaf Leather Company, every piece is handcrafted, one at a time. 

Their products are made to last a lifetime, with Mississippi at the heart of all they do. 

 Every detail is essential to the owner, Dustin Coats, who began working with leather while on active duty with the Navy. “I would make wallets and belts for people I worked with, and it evolved from there.”

Coats discovered a leather maker in 2014 in Norfolk, Virginia, and eventually bought his own pair of tools to make a wallet. From there, he found the love of this craft and opened his shop, Longleaf Leather Co. He has been working with leather for eight years, and his hobby has now turned into a full-fledged business.

Longleaf Leather Company, Handcrafted And Mississippi Made

His studio is located in Petal, Mississippi, not far from Laurel. Additionally, his custom work…

This article first appeared on Our Mississippi Home.

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