Jahde Leather Atelier is a Charleston-based design studio founded by Andrea (Andy) Jahde. Using age-old leatherworking techniques and high-quality, American-sourced materials, Andy creates one-of-a-kind, handcrafted, and thoughtful leather goods. Her debut solo collection, Jahde Made, features unique statement jewelry and small leather accessories. Andy also works one-on-one with clients to develop artistic and personalized products, whether it's a custom pair of shoes or a handmade knife roll for Charleston's best chefs.
Andy has an undergrad and masters in Interior Architecture and Product Design from Kansas State University. She's studied in Copenhagen and London, including an accelerated shoe making course at the London College of Fashion, and has held apprenticeships at Cole Haan in NYC and under Michael Nash, a footwear product developer. Two years ago, she started AjFd Jewelry with local glass bead maker and founder of Felice Designs, Felice Killian. This is her first solo jewelry line, which she plans to grow into a full leather atelier offering custom bags, shoes, and other handmade leather goods.
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Her studio and shop are situated inside a historic house and former restaurant on Queen Street, and she gets constant artistic inspiration from the colors and architecture of the neighborhood. Andy loves being a part of Charleston's creative entrepreneurial community and is always open to collaborations.