The name behind our brand comes from my last name Closen.
"Clo's General Leather Co" was inspired by my families upholstery shop back home in Saskatchewan "Closen's Upholstery" in the 1980's.
Being raised on a cattle and buffalo ranch in Saskatchewan, I spent most days as a child watching and learning from my elders on the farm and in the upholstery shop.
After graduating high school I became a truck driver in the oil patch and worked as a landscape equipment operator & journeyman welder. After working in the trades, the industry started to slow down and I was forced to do something different.
Leather work had became a hobby in 2012 while I found myself searching for the perfect wallet. Working with my hands and being creative is where my passion lies. I have always had a dream to have my own shop. In the fall of 2014 I was fortunate to find a small space in the Mercer warehouse called "Vacancy Hall" and before I knew it, my dream turned into reality.
After five years of occupancy in downtown Edmonton, we moved our shop to the south side of the river where we now resde just two blocks south of WHYTE AVE in the "Strathcona" community which we are currently located at:
10047-80 Ave NW
Treaty No.6 Territory
(Next to Ace Coffee Roasters)
We take pride in offering handmade quality goods that are built to withstand the test of time and believe in a Quality over Quantity lifestyle.
Approaching nearly a decade as a business we now have three full-time, passionate team members who make Clo's General Leather Co. what it is today.
- Clos General Co. acknowledges and respects working and residing on Treaty 6 Territory -
MEET OUR TEAM
Kyle Closen: Founder/Owner/Maker
"Storm": Store Greeter
Jessica: Lead Designer/Maker