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Stitch and Hide

April 26, 2016 08:00 ET

Beloved Australian Fashion Company, Stitch & Hide, Makes American Debut

Stitch & Hide Announces U.S. Retail Launch

ROLLING HILLS, CA--(Marketwired - April 26, 2016) - STITCH & HIDE (S&H), LLC, an Australian-founded category leader of men's and women's leather accessories, today announced its expansion of product distribution into the U.S. retail market. After years of success in Australia and a rapid rise in demand within the U.S. market, the expansion further strengthens the brand's commitment to excellence in providing accessible, affordable and beautiful leather goods.

"We have focused on keeping styles classic, casual and fun. Yet the products are made with luxurious leather to appeal and endure," said Marlen Wolff, Creative and Marketing Manager, STITCH & HIDE Australia. "We use all-quality hardware, which is particularly evident in the 'Classic Collection.' Our creative message mixes traditional dialogue with visuals we feel will appeal to our smart, young and young-at-heart customers."

In a category that overwhelmingly uses production steps to speed the process, and toxic chemicals to do the heavy lifting, STITCH & HIDE chooses to use the natural vegetable tanning process. STITCH & HIDE understands that although the vegetable tanning process is more time-staking and expensive, the process always results in a higher quality leather product. Beautiful and stylish product combined with the refined and timeless vegetable tanning process allows STITCH & HIDE to offer unique and enduring products that support a more sustaining lifestyle.

"Our specific tanning steps do not 'process-out' the unique markings of the hide, so every one of our items reveals what we call 'perfect imperfections,' "said Ross Smith, Founder, STITCH & HIDE. "In effect, each product is one-of-a-kind, whether the customer chooses a piece for themselves, or is searching for an exceptional and most unique gift."

STITCH & HIDE's 'Classic Collection' will kick off the current line. With a smoother grain and higher shine, the 'Classic Collection' is set apart by the natural maple and chocolate colors, interior candy stripe lining, brass hardware and finer details. These products are vegetable tanned using time-honored techniques of leather crafting and finished with hand-buffing and waxing. This collection raises the bar by using luxury leather of the highest quality.

STITCH & HIDE features complete lines for both men and women including wallets, belts, clutches, handbags and accessories. Currently, both lines are available at stitchandhide.com and in more than 400 stores in metro areas across Australia. STITCH & HIDE looks to fill the gap for potential retail buyers in search of the perfectly affordable luxury leather accessories line with a classic sense of style.

"We are looking to be recognized for providing prestigious leather goods for men and women based on unmatched quality and consistency of product," said Smith. "We aim to establish ourselves in the U.S. as a legitimate go-to resource in the casual accessories market."

U.S. based retail buyers interested in receiving additional information on STITCH & HIDE collections, wholesale prices and distribution should contact Randi Kaplan, Vice President and U.S. Sales Representative, at randi@stitchandhide.com or 949.228.1424.

About STITCH & HIDE

STITCH & HIDE is a designer and manufacturer of men and women's leather accessories using the "vegetable tanning" process to create luxurious, unique and enduring leather products. The privately held company, founded in Australia in 2013, has headquarters in both Byron Bay, Australia and Rolling Hills, California. It is currently expanding product line offerings, and launching the line into North America. The company maintains a distribution presence in 80% of Australia, with international sales through the website stitchandhide.com.

Stitch & Hide, S&H and Stitch and Hide are trademarks of Stitch & Hide, LLC.

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