The Duvall Leatherwork story is a classic, all-American archetype of how to turn your passion and lifelong hobby into a successful, growing business. Founded in 2005, master craftsman Nick Duvall and his team built a bustling workshop creating truly amazing handmade leather goods. We invite you to enjoy our products as much as we enjoy making them, and thank you for buying American-made.
It’s 8:30 in the morning …
… and sewing machines already hammer away back in the shop where workers assemble wallets for private label contracts. Between stitches, crew members banter back and forth with each other.
It’s a typical morning at Duvall Leatherwork, in Kingston, Pennsylvania, where designers and artisans make fine leather goods – personal accessories for men and women, including belts, wallets and bags. They’re durable for everyday use, yet uniquely elegant for a lasting impression.
Out front, leather pieces wait on broad workbenches to be built into bags, dog leashes and collars. The White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army” plays over the house speakers. Jonathan Williams, shop supervisor, sips his café americano from a clear glass mug as he pops back and forth between the design shop and production floor. Shop owner and founder Nick Duvall reviews repair work orders that need to be finished before ducking into his little office just off the production floor.
Nick grew up in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, a little town a few miles north of the Maryland border. As a kid, he carved leather scraps with tools his dad gave him. He didn’t know it then, but the fascination would never leave him. While other kids traded baseball cards, he laid a foundation for his craft. He learned technique as an apprentice, though years passed before he made leathercraft his livelihood. He moved to Northeast Pennsylvania to study land surveying, but the workbench always drew him back. He left the field to open Duvall Leatherwork Jan. 1, 2005.