Hey there! I’m Aubrey Dessie.

 I own and operate this shop alongside my husband, Demeke!


Zelaki Leather Company began as a creative outlet for me in a season of unknowns. We started small:  crafting leather journals, keychains, and wallets. As our passion for leatherwork grew, so did the business.

For the first 2.5 years, all products were crafted in shop by us. When our dreams became bigger than our workshop could handle, we partnered with small businesses in Ethiopia (Demeke’s home country) to assist in the crafting process. You can read more about our impact here!


All of our goods are designed to be equally beautiful and practical, with sustainability our top priority. Whether your product was made in Ethiopia or Indiana, you can trust that love and passion was poured in throughout the creative process.


Thanks for supporting us and making our dream a reality.

We couldn’t do it without you.