The product that started Pedal Happy was the leather growler carrier for the glass growler, this happened by chance. Prior to a bike touring trip along the pacific coast I knew we'd be riding by many breweries that dot the pacific coast. Not wanting to take up the valuable space in my panniers I designed and made a carrier out of leather specifically designed to carry a 64oz standard glass growler. With this growler carrier we were able to stop at breweries along the way and fill up with the local beer of the day and enjoy it later back at our campsite. While at the campsite others often took notice and I received a lot of positive feedback on the carriers. When I returned after the trip I decided to make a few for others, they became more popular than I had imagined and quickly became my full time work. And here we are today with Pedal Happy, since that short start I've had the joy of designing and manufacturing more products, keeping with the same bicycle theme.
All Pedal Happy leather products are designed and hand crafted all in house in the USA. Pedal Happy is about quality, long lasting products with unique one of a kind designs.
The process starts with careful thought out design. Once the design is worked out and many prototypes later the production can begin. Production of an item starts with raw veg tanned cow hides, we use one of the best tanneries in the US utilizing US hides keeping in line with a truly "Made in the USA" product. The raw hides start off by being hand died followed by a 6 step finishing process to achieve the finished leather used for the products. Hardware and assembly concludes with all hand stitching. We use hand stitching for a couple reasons, first off it is much stronger than machine stitching and second, many of the products we make have some restrictions that don't always allow for a machine to get into certain tight spaces as well as some design patterns in the stitching that cannot be achieved with machines. Items are buffed one last time and packed ready to be sent off and enjoyed by its new owner.