Essential Worker Care Package
Essential Worker Care Package

Essential Worker Care Package

Regular price $25.00

It's hard to know exactly what to do in times like this. The best we all can do (besides stay indoors) is spread a little cheer -- especially to those Essential Workers on the front lines. Whether it be nurses, doctors, physical therapists and maintenance teams at hospitals, or delivery truck drivers, postal workers, grocers and more making sure we all have the things that we need to stay safe, fed and well.

We pulled together a little Essential Care Package partnering up with two local small businesses in our town. We are featuring Peaks Coffee (its our Campfire Blend) with packaging that reads, "Essential Coffee - thanks for keeping us going!" Offered in a 12oz bag and you can choose whole bean or ground. 

We also have a bar of goat milk soap crafted by local makers, Syracuse Soapworks. The label reads "Essential Soap -- a simple soap for those who serve others. Thank you".

Additionally we'll tuck in a piece of Palo Santo wood to welcome good luck and a little note that says "Thank you for all that you do always, but especially now during these wild times. We all appreciate you"... and we can hand write a note or just sign from you!

  • If you'd like to include a special note, please write it in the "notes" section and we will hand write it for you... otherwise we can just sign your name.
  • If you wish to purchase an Essential Care Package but don't have an essential worker in mind - we can ship one out to someone in need of a boost in our area on your behalf! A random act of kindness at its finest. Just say let us know in the notes.


 Thanks for helping us spread a little cheer to all of these amazing ESSENTIAL WORKERS! We appreciate you all.  


Learn more about our story & goods

handcrafted and curated right here in Upstate NY

All of our leather goods are handmade by The Local Branch out of our Upstate NY homestead workshop, which is just 7 miles from our brick + mortar shop in the charming Finger Lakes village of Skaneateles NY.

We started our leather working journey as transplants to Northern CA from Upstate NY in our early twenties. It was 2009, and hunting for a creative job seemed near impossible during the recession - so we started our own thing, and called it The Local Branch. With very little resources at first, we dabbled in leather working using scrap pieces of hides and a found-on-the-side-of-the-road sewing machine. The very first piece Blaine created was a leather holster, made for his phone and wallet. From there our leather working journey began.

At the same time we began printing apparel with a focus on nature, travel and American history. We stretched our own screens, painting each design by hand and lovingly printed every piece ourselves - a process which is very true to form today. We source all of our blank apparel items in the USA, which has always been our beacon for our brand.

We eventually decided to take this hobby brand into our full time venture. We renovated an Airstream trailer and turned it into our mobile workshop, touring America full time for over two years. We sold our goods at festivals, craft shows and online, as well as wholesale to many shops throughout the USA, Canada and Japan. After landing some of our goods in a few major retailers, we decided to slow down and keep the ethos and vision for the brand to small, local and handcrafted.

Still today Blaine and Mackenzie steer the ship - keeping everything small + handcrafted.

Handcrafted Leather Goods

Shop our assortment of leather goods, made by us in our Upstate NY workshop

Screenprinted Apparel

Each design is handpainted and printed by us on USA made apparel