Kevin Harrell

Leather Designer

Location: ST21

Kevin J. Harrell, MPH, CHES, owner of KJH Bow Ties & Accessories, L.L.C., earned a Bachelor of Science in Public Health and a Master of Public Health from UNC-Chapel Hill and has worked in Public Health for more than 20 years. However, he got his start in fashion in 2013 making bow ties and scarves for personal use.  Now, Kevin also uses leather and embroidery to make unique clutches, totes, purses, wallets, belts, sunglasses and tech cases, sorority and fraternity paraphernalia, and leather jewelry and lapel pins.  His work has made its way into the hands of a few celebrities, including Lalah Hathaway, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Common, and Matthew Knowles. In February 2018, he launched an ecommerce website: Kevin recently joined the Raleigh Leatherworkers Guild. He hopes to continue to build and expand his business with additional product offerings and product placement in local boutiques.

Golden Belt artist Fable’s interview piece with Kevin can be seen here: