Our Story

Master craftswoman Tiffany Black, a graduate of California College of the Arts, learned the trade by apprenticing with the greatest crafters in the discipline. Hoof and Horn started in 2009 when Black harnessed her years of training to open her own atelier in the East Bay.

Since then, Hoof and Horn has gained a passionate cult following for its blend of classic California aesthetics with fresh riffs on the colorful subcultures of Northern California, from the Grateful Dead to 1950’s pin-up style to DIY punk aesthetics. Black’s belts are widely sought for their abundant creativity, detail and extraordinary craftsmanship. Hoof and Horn has also become a mainstay of the Folsom Street Fair with its playful bondage accoutrement.

Our mission is to create leather goods that are not only iconic and affordable, but also built to last forever. All our pieces are made from high quality reclaimed litago leather sourced from a small leather shop in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Black continues supporting the tradition of leatherwork through her highly-esteemed workshops at art studios throughout California, and with an active apprenticeship program for young up-and-coming leather crafters. The Hoof and Horn banner can be seen at a range of music festivals, craft fairs, fashion pop-ups and happenings around California and beyond. Black loves to take Hoof and Horn traveling with her trailer, a mobile leather working atelier.

Hoof and Horn’s leather pieces are eye-catching, inventive and original. Best of all? These goods are built to last a lifetime. The more you use them, the better they get.