Fashion / New York City / Shop / June 14, 2016

In Blue Handmade – Leather Travel Essentials

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Is there really anything better than the way leather feels… the way leather smells… If there is, I certainly haven’t found it yet! At In Blue Handmade, they are taking their affinity for leather to a whole new level.

Founder, Mary Lynn Schroeder, decided to bring her passion to life after moving from the bustling city of Chicago to a small farm town in southern Illinois. Talk about a life change! Mary Lynn says she bought a sewing machine on the way down, learned how to work it, and never looked back.

In Blue Handmade Leather Travel Products

In Blue Handmade. Read. Carry. Write. Cover. Enjoy.

Now, Mary Lynn has grown In Blue Handmade from a “Me” to a “We” with a team of  leather working magicians and  50,000+ items in sales. In Blue has been fortunate enough to go from a simple etsy shop to a gorgeous studio in Ashveille, NC that they call home.  Together, the team makes each piece by hand every single day. They start with top grain cowhides, trace and cut their own pattern pieces, sew ’em up, stamp down their ink, and ship the finished product to your door.

They have also taken their passion for leather goods on the road, attending and vending many major music and arts festivals, including  (but not limited to) Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, Merle Fest, Pitchfork Music Festival, and the Newport Folk Festival.

Mary Lynn says her success is due to the fact that, above all else, her team loves what they do. “It means the world to the In Blue team to be able to bring you a personalized craft and a unique way to express yourself.”

Leather Journal In Blue Handmade


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We are thrilled to be offering a few of our favorite products from In Blue Handmade. As you get ready to travel this summer, their passport covers, journals, and luggage tags are the perfect accessories to travel in style. Because honestly, what is more luxurious than exploring new cities, and looking great doing it?

See details on our favorite options for leather color and artwork below:

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In Blue Handmade NYC Leather Travel Products


At the end of the day, travel is a luxury, and the team at In Blue Handmade makes sure that every aspect of your journey is beautiful. And that is something we can definitely stand behind.

To see more from the team, follow them on Instagram @InBlueHandmade.


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