Our philosophy is to find a balance between creating something modern and something classic. Everything from design product engineering and construction happens in our Oakland studio. From shipping to customer service, everything is done in-house so that you can get info straight from the source. At Freebird, our artisans work together to produce in small batches handmade leather goods with an eye for fine details and thoughtful care.

We strive to keep our costs down and offer options our fine American craftsmanship in various price points. Our hardware is sourced from ethical manufacturers within the US and we work with the finest European and American leather suppliers. Freebird of CA was built with the idea to create clean timeless pieces, of uncompromising quality built to last. As the company grows, our aim is to remain a progressively inclusive American Made manufacturer.




Amber Washington is the founder and creative force behind Freebird of CA. A graduate of the Academy of Art University and product designer by trade, Amber started Freebird on a lark to create delightful and fresh personal leather goods that fit her budget and express creativity in her off-hours. It’s a work of passion- illustrating, reading, studying techniques, finding influences on the streets of Oakland and experimenting with methods, materials, machines, and tools.