Dana Glaeser, founder and owner of the Slightly Alabama leather goods, bags and accessories label. Dana had all the trappings of a successful career in corporate America, as a marketing executive. But it didn’t take long for him to realize his true calling—making handcrafted leather goods, and making them marketable and fashionable—by identifying with his roots.
Memories of his grandfather making wood and leather gifts for friends and family in his red-barn workshop in Sheffield, Alabama, inspired Dana to create leather products that matter, employing the homespun craftsmanship of the needle-and-awl saddle-stitching technique
handed down from generations of master craftsmen.
His products include bags, totes, portfolios, bandana rings, bifold wallets, belts, braided bracelets and lanyards, dog-collars, and other accessories. Dana dives into how his rural Alabama roots led him into leather-working and expounds on the importance of quality craftsmanship in today’s digital prefab society.