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Our Makers

Our partners at SLATE COLLECTION, command a higher quality product, a natural product that shows the real leather. -- Pete Hendrickson, S.B. Foot Company

They say a craftsman is only as good as his tools. And as entrepreneurs ourselves, we recognize that superior work requires superior instruments. It doesn’t happen by chance. It’s the result of arduous planning, meticulous design and an unwavering commitment to quality. That’s why we are proud to offer locally sourced, artfully crafted products that not only inspire, but also perform and endure.

S.B. Foot Tanning Co. has been providing some of the highest-quality American made leather for over 100 years. As the second oldest tannery in the U.S.A., S.B. Foot Tanning Co. has a rich history of providing some of the highest quality American made leather available. Based in Red Wing, Minnesota, they ensure leather quality from beginning to end. It starts with Nebraska ranchers who closely monitor the source hides and ends with their Master Tanners, who employ time-honored production techniques. Leather from S.B. Foot Tanning Co. is built to last, sure to age gracefully, and built to take on your legacy.

Softline Brand Partners is one of the most highly-regarded designers and producers of leather goods in the U.S.A. Based out of their Minnesota workshop, Softline Brand Partners employ time-honored techniques, exacting standards, and precise attention to detail. The result is some of the finest domestically-made soft goods in the market. The proud artisans at Softline Brand Partners recognize that when it comes to leather, the end user is not always the first user. With that in mind, they craft top-tier products with durability, style, and reliability that lasts.

With great leather as our foundation, we are able to bring intuitive, inspired designs to life. The leather used in our products will only get better with time. Leather is a natural material that has markings and texturing. It changes with age and we embrace the character the faint scars and scratches give to our products. It’s naturally water-resistant so leather cleaners, solvents or conditioners are not recommended. To clean, use a warm damp cloth as necessary.

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