SHEPHERDESS: HOLISTIC HIDES, is the collaborative project of designer, Laura Schoorl + modern-day urban shepherdess, Brittany Cole Bush.  Together they purvey the beautiful hides of regionally raised sheep and goats, sourced from farms and ranches within the Bay Area, California. 

After many attempts to source local leather, they realized there was a need for hides from ethically + ecologically-sound farms that are closer to home.  In their initial effort at curating animal hides from BCB's herd and beyond, they partnered  with a long-standing tanning house in California to take all the raw hides and turn them into cozy shearlings. Their pilot project of just 20 hides proved wildly successful last winter and they are now scaling up to provide seasonal, hand-selected sheep and goats hides all year long. You can shop their hides at local markets and on their online shop!