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Welcome, Heist!

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We are so excited to introduce the brand, Heist, to our Makers Market family. Tiffany Zadi, the leather designer and creative spirit behind the brand, has brought simplicity, yet ethically conscious leather wearables to her customers. 

Tiffany first started her creative career with designing jewelry right after her undergraduate degree. She decided to try and work in the corporate world, while still working with jewelry as a hobby. Shortly after, she made the decision to give her hobby its all and quit her day job. Tiffany pursued her jewelry passion, launched her line, and evolved her brand into a leather goods company we now know as, Heist. All of her bags are made with free-range animals' hides and all American bison leather from a ranch in Colorado, along with second-hand salvaged leather. Some of her canvas bags are even made with upcycled army tents! 

Her mission to support free-range animals and encourage people to be aware of how and where their leather is sourced, is wonderful to see. We are very happy to be able to support her products. Come check out these handy totes in our stores or online! 

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