A huge part of what makes us different is that we do not compromise on materials. We only use the highest quality raw materials in everything we do. When we first started, we made a choice to not make mediocre products, but to make high end products from the best materials we could get our hands on.
The Horween Leather Company has set the standard for the highest quality leathers since 1905. They offer a wide range of tannages from vegetable tanned Genuine Shell Cordovan and Chromexcel. All of their leather is processed at their location on the corner of Elston and Ashland in Chicago, Illinois.
Horsehide is an extremely dense, non-porous leather. Until the end of the 1930's horsehide was the leather of choice for products that required extreme durability. One of the more notable properties of horsehide is its natural ability to repel moisture. This is due to the dense cell structure of the hide thus limiting its porosity.
Ritza or "Tiger" thread, is world renowned for its abrasion resistance. It is the most highly recommend thread among leather craftsmen and professionals, and our personal favorite. Tiger thread is made from braided polyester, and waxed to the perfect amount, meaning no waxy build up on your leather, and a more attractive and full looking stitch. Polyester itself is UV resistant and very strong.
The Tree has been a symbol for life and growth throughout our time; spanning histories, geographies, religions and mythologies. It is a symbol of the interconnectedness of all life, reaching out to the sky with its branches and down into the Earth with its roots. Hardwood has been used in our everyday products from cutting boards to floors to furniture. We source much of our hardwood from local cabinet shops to cut expenses and help reduce industrial waste.
Silver and Gold
Silver and gold have been the industry standard for wedding jewelry for hundreds of years due to their luster and ability to hold its value. We buy our metals from Rio Grade, their silver is 90% recycled and gold 85%, recycled. We believe in creating beautiful jewelry with as little of a footprint as possible.