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609 Milwaukee Avenue
Detroit, MI, 48202
United States

Douglas & Co. Detroit makes handmade leather goods, 100% in Detroit. Focusing on quality over quantity, Douglas & Co. Detroit values the process. The process is the most important thing to the company. The product comes from a process, one that takes place start to finish in the same space. 


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Douglas & Co. Detroit Hosts Preview Party and New Website for Its Handmade Leather Goods


Douglas and Co. Detroit is holding a preview party on November 22 to kick off the launch of its new leather goods manufacturing business. The company will begin selling its high-quality items online the same day at 8 a.m. EST and is seeking partnerships with retailers interested in carrying its unique product line, which is made in Detroit.


DETROIT, Mich. (Nov. 6, 2014) – Michigan couple Shane and Melissa Douglas are pleased to announce the launch of their handmade leather goods manufacturing business, Douglas & Co. Detroit, as well as a new Website at


In celebration of their business venture, the budding entrepreneurs will host a preview party from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. November 22 at the store Nora Modern located at 4240 Cass Ave. in Detroit. The public is invited to attend the grand opening event, along with any individuals and stores that may be interested in partnering with the company.


Shane and Melissa Douglas are eager to introduce their exclusive handmade leather goods to the local area, as well as online. The company’s products will be available on its Website starting November 22. “The establishment of Douglas & Co. Detroit is a dream come true for us, and we are thrilled to bring high-quality leather products to the marketplace for people to enjoy,” Melissa said.


Douglas & Co. Detroit specializes in producing premium products such as its Tuck & Sew bag, Executive Card Holders and Designer Clutch. The company also creates small gift items, including keychain holders and coasters. Its designs are completely original and are developed by Shane, a leatherworker who values quality, simplicity and versatility. His Designer Clutches, for example, can also function as a pen holder and a wallet, depending on the user’s preference. “This versatile product is a great option for anyone desiring a soft, well-made leather product,” he said.


With its focus on fine craftsmanship and high-quality materials, Douglas & Co. Detroit prefers to make products in limited editions. Each product series is limited in quantity, which makes them more distinctive for consumers to own. In addition, each item includes a certificate of authenticity signifying its series number, quantity in that run, and the maker. “We allow our inspiration to lead us to behind the scenes of each product, which is really more than a product—it’s a process,” Shane said. “Since we work in small production, we are constantly creating with intent.”


Each item that Douglas and Co. Detroit produces is a labor of love that is deeply rooted in Detroit. In fact, 100 percent of the manufacturing process takes place locally from start to finish, including the cutting, stitching and packaging. This enables customers to walk away with more than just a product; they also receive the intrinsic satisfaction of owning goods fashioned with skill, talent and passion. “Often, people find a beautiful product and that is where the experience stops,” Melissa explained. “If they dig deeper than the result of the beautiful product, they will find they can experience the beauty behind the final product, when it is made by human hands.”


For more information about Douglas & Co. Detroit and its handmade leather goods, please contact Shane Douglas at 586-943-2000 or visit


About Douglas & Co. Detroit

Douglas & Co. Detroit is a small manufacturing company fueled by creativity and big ideas. Founded by husband-and-wife team Shane and Melissa Douglas, the business was born out of the couple’s passion for crafting handmade leather goods. The launch of Douglas & Co. Detroit is a dream come true for Shane, a leatherworker, and Melissa, an artist, who enjoy applying their creative talents to develop the company’s exclusive line of practical products.





Melissa Douglas, Co-Founder