About Status Co.


"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 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 leather bags and carrying solutions compliment every lifestyle. 

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

Status Co. retails 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 look forward to bringing you more designs for all of your lifestyle needs.