PEN & PISTOL is a leather company founded in New York City in 2014 by designer and leather-smith Ralphy Dominguez.

The idea came to him while serving a lengthy drug sentence in federal prison. While in prison, Ralphy began designing and hand-stitching wallets, from discards, to help support himself. His passion for leather work along with his desire to help his community evolved into a business that employs others with similar backgrounds.

 

World-Class Leather Goods, Right In NYC.

 

Each and every product we hand-sew is carefully crafted from materials that would otherwise end up in a landfill. We've been able to salvage, or delay, more than 2 tons of waste. We've also employed people with non-violent drug convictions, and will continue to work with this over-qualified and under-employed pool of artisans.