Mariner Meets Maker
Eighth Belle is a project born out of the combined skills learned from a life sailing and sewing. It is inspired maritime tradition and the changing future of the maritime industry.
Our name comes from the Eight Bells rung every half hour during a four hour watch onboard a ship. Eighth Belle seeks to make goods for a community of mariners, adventurers and makers alike. For those who love to be on the water, work with thier hands and protect our earth.
Vegetable Tanned Leather
The straps on our bags are cut from leather produced naturally with limited environmental impact. The vegetable tanning process creates leather hides both durable and full of character.
Handmade in Kingston, NY
Skills from years working on boats, in sail lofts and design studios are applied to each piece we make. All bags are handmade in our studio steps from the Hudson River in Kingston, New York.