About Me

Hello and welcome to my passion project! 

Empty Hides Leather is made up of me, Matthew T Hyde, sitting in my workshop (that I put together myself) designing, cutting, and stitching every piece of gear that you see on this page. With the support of my very tolerant wife, my family, and my friends I have grown this project from a handful of curiosities to products that I hope that you will use for a life time. 

At present, this is my side hustle. I have a full time job working as an environmental scientist (and another full time job raising a family) and its my passion for making things with my hands that keeps me working late into the night.

Im always willing to try something new, so if you have an idea for something you want made, feel free to contact me.