About Status Co. Leather Studio


"I began Status Co. Leather Studio with the adage "If they won't hire you, "higher" yourself.... so I became a social entrepreneur.   I was unsettled -  approaching 50, divorced, single parent with two daughters, and a granddaughter.  I was highly-educated with graduate degrees but had nine employment rejections.  Additionally, I was a caretaker for my ageing grandmother.  There was a lot on my plate, but I knew that being an entrepreneur would give me ownership of time. I also knew that online retail had a low barrier to entry.   

With sweat equity and a small loan from my mother,  Status Co Leather Studio launched as an eCommerce store in June 2019; retailing a signature brand of heirloom-quality, full-grain and top-grain leather bags and leather accessories. Six-months later, I created a quaint, eclectic studio space as a brick-&-mortar showroom.  It was a humble start… but most importantly, I started, despite having little resources and a looming global pandemic.  I didn’t let my current circumstance overshadow my vision of growing into an admired leather brand and global manufacturer."  -  Tenita L. Strand

Status Co. LLC is a visionary company that represents the new era of socially responsible brands.  We are committed to providing high quality, handcrafted products that are ethically made, durable, and earth-friendly.  Our curated collection of full-grain and top-grain leather bags and accessories compliment every lifestyle. 

We retail, curate, supply, and produce a variety of styles: messenger bag, duffel bag, camera bag, travel bag, tote bag, purse, crossbody bag, shoulder bag, backpack, satchel, rucksack, briefcase, laptop bag, toiletry bag, and dopp kit.  We offer affordable customized and bulk orders with a minimum quantity of 25 units per style / design.  

Status Co. caters to LOHAS Living (Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability). We proudly support Get Green Alabama in the mission to transform students into enlightened global citizens and stewards of humanity by introducing them to careers in sustainability and green technology.