A Word In The Woods

Mike Zimmermann is the owner and artisan behind A Word in the Woods, designing leather goods for people who love heirloom-quality everyday gear.  

What started out ten years ago as simple repair jobs in the Canadian backcountry inspired him to design and make his own leather goods for city survival and country commutes.

In 2015, he quit the corporate digital industry that he called home for two decades, and focused on leatherwork. He now designs and stitches each of his products by hand in his workshop in Toronto, Canada.


What I love most about my craft is that your personal needs and experiences shape each piece uniquely. Good leatherwork reveals its quality as it ages, and each handcrafted item becomes a blank canvas ready to tell your story.

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