Campfire Cape - assorted colors
Campfire Cape - assorted colors
Campfire Cape - assorted colors
Campfire Cape - assorted colors
Campfire Cape - assorted colors
Campfire Cape - assorted colors
Campfire Cape - assorted colors

Campfire Cape - assorted colors

Regular price $172.00
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Our Sweater Capes are crafted from exceptional 100% Merino Wool. The fabric is handwoven by a family operation of 6 weavers out of Southern California. Finished with a hand cut leather buckle and antique brass buckle.

The Merino are the toughest, most ancient breed of sheep. Their fleece is unique in that it is breathable, while also being extremely warm, making this piece versatile no matter where you live, all year long.

  • 80" wide x 30" long (hangs 40" approx. on sides) - one size fits all

  • 100% Merino wool, handwoven fabric in California
  • Cut + sew with leather working done by The Local Branch
  • Each piece is handmade and there is slight variation from piece to piece making this truly unique

  • Colors vary - melange shades of brown, blue, and olive green with brown leather closure. Please contact us for availability of certain shades.
  • Spot clean, hand wash or dry clean only. Lay flat to dry (do not machine dry)
  • Made in the USA 

** PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE OUT OF STOCK OF THE BROWN OPTION SHOWCASED ON THE MODEL. WE DO HAVE THE GREEN VERSION AS SHOWCASED IN THE LAST PHOTO AVAILABLE. WE WILL NOT BE BACK IN STOCK WITH THE BROWN OPTION THIS YEAR**

 

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