At Orion Calf, Ltd, it all begins in France and with the way a calf is raised By Lynn Ascrizzi It is fine-grained leather, delicate but durable, soft and velvety to the touch. We’re talking, of course, about French calfskin — the real deal — an elegant and unmistakably dressy leather that lends class to […]


Lisa Sorrell

A Ladies Touch By Danna Burns Shaw When you visit with Lisa Sorrell you soon realize that she has a zest for learning and chooses to live a bigger and kinder life. Lisa was raised in southwest Missouri in a conservative church where the women all wore long hair and long dresses.  Her mother began […]


“Ah, Wilderness!”

Alkahest Moccasins & Leathercrafts — custom-made goods hand-built in the wild heart of Oregon’s high alpine country By Lynn Ascrizzi Eight years ago, on a fine spring day, Dustin Lyons and Tiera Ptacek set out on a life-changing, 350-mile odyssey, driving from San Francisco to Ashland, Oregon, in a tiny, Chevy Geo Metro. “We had […]