Ryan Savin first touched a piece of leather in 2016. Three years later, he changed his career, became a skilled leather craftsman, has 180,000 subscribers to his YouTube channel, and a flourishing leather brand. His one-man leather business, Little King Goods sells minimalistic-looking wallets, journals, tote bags, iPad covers, belts and cable collectors — all of which he designs and builds himself in addition to posting YouTube videos of himself crafting each product.
Wanting a leather camera strap led Savin to buy some leather and a DIY kit on Amazon to try his hand at crafting a leather strap himself. “I knew nothing about leather so it was a really long journey to get here. But I fell in love with it. As soon as I picked it up and I’m like oh my God, this reminds me of my grandpa’s old bags and belts.” Savin says his products are based on three words: clean, simple, and rugged.