When did you conceive the idea of Manuel company? What influenced you to focus on small leather goods?
The concept was conceived in late 2013 when I envisioned making a product in the USA from American made materials. I was laughed at and told such things can’t be done in today’s day and age because factories are now overseas. I started Manuel Company with one goal in mind: Build better versions of products here in the United States using American made materials, and that’s just what we’re doing. It just so happened that we build leather goods and accessories. We do so by partnering up with some amazing companies that have been around for quite some time. We’re not just a leather goods company. Manuel Company is a watch company. We’