Oowee was born from the love of handcrafted goods and our founder, Gabriel Hargett’s creative ability to transform leather into something we can use daily. Oowee launched in 2009 with the simple concept of bringing class, style, and function to the age-old tradition of having a cool refreshing pint to round out your day.
Our original product – the classic leather pint sleeve – is one of our best selling items and remains one of our most popular products today. This patented product is what Oowee was founded on. The immediate popularity of our leather pint sleeves allowed the company to grow and prosper into what we are today.
We have always offered our products co-branded with our client’s logos and available for purchase in bulk. This made our leather beverage sleeves an excellent promotional item with a demand for large volume production.
We started working with the Autism Society of North Carolina in 2011. This partnership was a real turning point for Oowee, as it allowed us to employ adults on the autism spectrum to hand sew each of our leather beverage sleeves. We are proud to provide employment for these individuals and rely on them to help package all of our products.
We worked closely with the Autism Society of NC to ensure that we were providing a happy healthy work environment in which our employees with intellectual disability can excel.
This partnership allows Oowee to be much more than just another company that makes stuff.
We are able to make high quality products but more importantly we are also supporting our community and filling a social gap.
We feel this an important part of our business and hope that our clients can appreciate this fact and feel good about putting their logo on products that are responsibly produced.