Charlie Favour was born in 1950 in Prescott, Arizona. While growing up around ranches and rodeos, he began braiding when he was 11 years old. In 1970, Charlie started doing leatherwork professionally by opening a leather and Native American art store in Aspen, Colorado.
In 1980 he settled in Northern New Mexico where he engaged in the fly fishing business and continued his leather craft. Throughout his career, Charlie has been a serious student of all aspects of Native American crafts as well as leatherwork of the old time cowboys. He has achieved a high degree of expertise in many areas of work including Native American footwear, bead work, hand-tanning hides, traditional western tooling and braiding.