Handmade Local Leather, Grooming & Dry Goods
I stumbled into Freehand Goods quite some time ago while spending a little time at East End Market. Feels like years and years actually, but the guys who started Freehand have only been around for a few years.
“We started as a weird pop-up on top of a 1978 U.S. military trailer parked on the side of the road. Within one year, our workshop & stockroom opened inside East End Market, we launched our website, kept doing pop-up events, started our monthly leather workshops & never looked back.” – Seth Daniels & Jacob Zepf
My last visit as referenced in the photo featured above was during the holidays, obviously.
While the Freehand Goods space at East End is quite tiny, there are a ton of products squeezed in to the area and it’s easy to get lost in looking around. And there are lots of great products to buy for yourself but if you’re on the hunt for a unique gift for a special occasion or just to show a friend you care you’re bound to find something here.
Some of the things you’ll stumble on while shopping around Freehand are:
- Leather goods. This is what Freehand is known for. And they have a lot of really cool items. Some of my favorites are the wallets and cardholders. But there are also watches, keychains, luggage tags, dog collars, and more.
- T-shirts which are both designed and printed locally. This “Love Thy Neighbor” tee is one of my favorites, and I suckered myself into purchasing it recently.
- Personal grooming & hygiene products. This includes everything from face wash to beard balm and after shave to deodorant and lip balm. (I own some of the deodorant – it’s not my favorite but it smells really good.)
- Candles, bags, and more (i.e., “dry goods).
I have a really awesome backpack I purchased from them well over a year ago. It’s been durable, quite roomy and fits everything I need it to, and I get lots of compliments on it.
PRO TIP: By joining up for Freehand’s mailing list you’ll receive 15% off your first order/purchase.*
EXTRA PRO TIP: Visit the Freehand Goods Instagram feed for upclose looks at much of what we’ve covered here.
3201 Corrine Drive
Orlando, FL 32803
In addition to their flagship store listed above Freehand Goods can also be found in locations throughout the Central Florida area.