Litmus Test #1: Is the Pad & Quill product made with handcrafted quality by well-trained and cared-for artisans?

One of the best parts of holding handcrafted leather good in your hands is that you can see and feel the quality that went into each piece. The first question we ask ourselves when design starts on a new leather product is; Does the item we are about to make exude handcrafted quality, and is it constructed by well-trained artisans?

As we sourced partners to help us bring our design ideas to reality, we always look to artisan experts within each field we are crafting. This includes traditional bookbindery folks, craftspeople in luxury leather goods, and partners with high-quality polymer and wood case-making experience.

For example, we use traditional handcrafted leather techniques to make luxury cases adorn the iPad and iPad Pro. These hands have spent decades working in leather and understand the nuance of different types of hides, stitch thread, and construction methods. Generational would be an even better description of these leather makers, whose parents worked in leathercraft.

This is what we mean when we talk about goods with handcrafted quality. This is not cheap, mass-produced junk; these are items made with tradition, knowledge, and passion.

As important as tradition comes responsibility. Pad & Quill strives to only work with vendors who treat their people well, pay fair wages, and are committed to the welfare of their teams.



Mr. PQ