Born and raised in New Jersey, Sara Barner has a background in architecture, jewelry design, and leather work. Each piece from her collection is constructed using vegetable tanned English Bridle. This leather is full grain and drum dyed. Full-grain is the most genuine type of leather as it retains all of the original texture and markings of the hide, allowing for best fiber strength and greater durability. It has not been sanded and buffed to remove imperfections. Full-grain leather breathes. It ages beautifully and will develop a natural patina over time. Slight variations in color and texture occur from skin to skin. This is a sign of quality, ensuring that every piece made will have its own unique character.