MAVEN Leather & Seats is owned and operated by Emma Thieme. Emma is a Maine native and professional auto trimmer, specializing in designing and building custom leather motorcycle seats. A rider herself, Emma still owns her first street bike, a candy red '80 Honda CM400T as well as her daily rider, a '09 BMW F650GS with a custom black leather pleated seat. 

Each MAVEN project is handcrafted from USA-made materials, primarily sourced in Maine, New England and the East Coast.

Emma strives to be as sustainable as possible in her business practices. She donates all fabric, foam and leather scraps to Goodwill instead of a landfill, and packaging is recycled or made into pattern-making materials. Emma's dream is to run the MAVEN shop off 100% solar energy in 2019. 

For past coverage on MAVEN Leather & Seats check out the media page. For custom leather goods by Emma, visit

Photo by Reid Morth.

Photo by Reid Morth.