Dixie Leather Works - Phil Phillips
Established in 1969 as Round Oak Leather, our 38 year evolution in mastering the art of leather working has been great ! Our leather artisans began their work in the late 1960's and 1970's developing their skills from making custom fit sandals using an outline of the foot to hand tooled and laced handbags.
From 1978 to 1983, we were in Nashville, Tennessee with backstage passes to the Grand Ole Opry. Making specialty stage costumes, flashy leather goods and guitar straps for the biggest stars of the times.
As well established leather artisans, in 1985 we began reproducing 19th century museum artifacts for the re-enacting community, movie and television props industry and contracting work for museums.
Under the name Dixie Leather Works, our reproductions have made us well known world wide. With over 40 major motion pictures under our belt supplying movie props, television, documentaries and theatre, the name continues to expand thru internet exposure. In 1999, we designed a new contemporary line of ladies handbags, business accessories, home decor and guitar straps; all one of a kind original designs.
Located in Lowertown Paducah Kentucky's arts district, our showroom thru tourism and other visitors have exposed us to an entirely different customer base.
Using time proven techniques, tools and machines, most of them now antiques, we continue to enjoy our artistic approach to a time tested craft.