About Richard Lee

The principal owner of Blondie Designs, Richard Lee has over 40 years experience in the leather and sewing industries.  He has owned a custom leather clothing company where he designed and produced a full range of leather and textile clothing and goods.

Richard has been sewing since he was 10 years old.  He started when his mother showed him how to sew buttons on his shirts and thread a sewing machine.  As a teenager Richard started sewing leather patches on jeans and making belts.  After high school Richard went to work at a local shoe repair store. He already knew how to replace zippers and buttons, and there learned shoe repair and expanded his knowledge making leather goods.