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About our Makers


Sole Survivor Leather goods speak of a fusion of skill, art and fashion. 
Each piece is hand made and designed in house.  
Begin your search and end the pursuit for quality leather at Sole Survivor

steve5.jpgSteve Rye
Co-owner of Sole Survivor, Steve has been making leather goods since the late 60's. Using carefully selected leathers, Steve designs and makes an original and creative collection of shoulder bags, belts and other accessories.  He is responsible for the pattern making and sourcing of all materials and supplies. One of Steve's greatest joys is sharing this knowledge with his daughter, Annie Rye.  



Kay Rye
Co-owner of Sole Survivor, Kay has been working together with Steve since 1979 designing and making leather goods and is deeply involved in all aspects of the business. Kay also
creates one of a kind pieces out of leather, molding and 
shaping hides into interesting sculptures and vessels.  Kay has been working with leather since 1979.



rsz-annie1.jpgAnnie Rye
Annie's work at Sole Survivor includes making wallets, satchels and shoulder bags.  Her appreciation of color has helped to expand the shop's offerings beyond the usual earth tones!  Annie loves handsewing luxury leathers into one of a kind bags. Annie has been working full time with Sole Survivor since 2007.


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