ColsenKeane Leather, LLC

American Made Since 2011

Scott Hofert

Charlotte, North Carolina
At ColsenKeane, we believe our leather pieces create form, function AND narrative. We desire to make goods you'll hand down for generations

Tell us about your business.

ColsenKeane was started by Scott Hofert in a necessity-is-the-mother-of-invention fashion when he began creating unique leather products for himself that he couldn’t seem to find elsewhere. A simple, rugged toiletry case. A vintage styled computer cover. From there, it took off. He realized other people were looking for the same thing he was. He makes the products he’d want for himself. It’s that simple. Inspired by simplicity and a deep sense of clean form, he believes American-made products should be rooted in rugged individualism. ColsenKeane is a small family-owned business gaining national and international notoriety. The ColsenKeane artisans spend dedicated amounts of time on attention to detail, customizing and designing. Everything is made to order so they have the capacity to tweak and individualize based on the needs of clients. One of their customers told Scott that he only owns “one of everything”. He wanted his ColsenKeane bag to be his ONE bag.

What makes your business stand out?

In our modern society, it’s next to impossible to find long-haul products. Passion-infused items crafted with fanatical detail. We create our pieces with the mind-set that you'll not only want to use them for years to come, but so will the generations after you. The dopp kit you purchase from us could be the one your grandson will one day carry his razor in. Or, that satchel you use to trek through the streets of NYC on your way to a board meeting will be the same bag carrying your daughter’s books across her university campus. They’ll want it not just because it is a great accessory but because YOU weathered it, used it and hand-etched your mark on it. And it’s the better for it.

Mark Your Calendar

    Aug. 31, 2015

    Final day for entering the Audience Choice Award competition.

    Oct. 19, 2015

    Final day to cast your vote for your favorite makers.

    Oct. 23, 2015

    2015 Editors' Award Winners and Audience Choice Winner announced.

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    Nov. 7, 2015

    Don’t miss our networking event and maker lecture series in New York City. Tickets are available now.

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