PNWBushcraft was created out of desire and necessity. We live in the foothills of Mount Baker and our climate of wet and damp is always a challenge for being out in mother nature.
When my husband was looking for gear he had problems finding items aimed at our particular climate so he decided to create his own. He bought a used industrial sewing machine of craigslist (which needed a complete overhaul and some creative wiring) and starting teaching himself how to sew and work with leather. He had lots of ideas of items he wanted to create. He worked his ideas over and over until he felt he had something sturdy that could handle our pacific northwest weather. His items started to get noticed as he shared them on social media and bushcraft forums. People started to inquire if they were for sale and our business was born.
That is where the company started but before we even put items up for sale he decided he wanted to have heirloom products. He wanted our name to have quality and value associated with it. He wanted to make the best handmade items we could that people would be able to pass onto their children and trust they were getting something well made. From the beginning he wanted a company to be proud of that the whole family could be involved with. So he worked his designs until he was satisfied he could offer a great product.
In 2014 we opened our shop. I believe we had a couple of handmade items and I added some stock bushcraft photography so the store wouldn’t look too empty. We only had the equipment, supplies and time to make things in small batches. I would let my husband know the store was getting empty and could I please have some more inventory. So he would head to his shop and start making more things. Then we got contacted by a local gentleman from the bushcraft forums to make some bags for his handmade folding bucksaws. So we ordered more material and my husband recruited my mom and I into the shop to help with cutting the patterns so he could sew them. Things continued to get busier and he couldn’t keep up with it all himself so my Mom and I offered to learn how to make some of his items and we took over the sewing. We purchased a new sewing machine and 50 yards of waxed canvas and we grew into a three-person team. We all have our roles and a lot of our roles overlap. We recently recruited our teenage boys to be models for our product pictures so now the company is 3 generations strong.
We hope PNWBushcraft is a recognized name of heirloom gear and great customer service. We strive to make our customers happy and stand behind our items 100%. We have the best customers from all over the world and we are fortunate they keep coming back. We use quality materials and quality leather. We make everything by hand one item at a time. We want people to know what they have is something handmade so each item is unique and made with great care.
Please contact us at PNWBushcraftShop [!at] gmail.com to inquire about our wholesale pricing. Thank you so much