Materials

- Leather - 

Most of the leather we use are from the world famous Horween Leather Company, it was founded in 1905. For more than 100 years and five generations our goal has been to make the world's best leather. Making the best means doing lots of little things right. It means never mistaking fastest or cheapest with the best. It means always using formulas that do not cut corners, and choosing components strictly for their quality.  Horween Leather offers an unparalleled blend of quality, consistency, responsiveness, and innovation. Through the years, we have cultivated our experience to offer dynamic lines of leathers. Our products include traditional, old world tannages and techniques, carefully updated with modern applications. Today, our leathers are still made by hand, the same way as generations ago. Chromexcel is the original pull-up leather; using time honored techniques and formulas that were developed nearly 100 years ago.  Chromexcel is still produced in the United States using a bark retannage from a proprietary recipe, and then genuine hot stuffed with our secret blend of natural oils and greases. Chromexcel is characterized by a rich pull-up in full aniline, hand rubbed finishes.  Made to this day with old world craftsmanship, modern Chromexcel carries on a long history of superior comfort and durability.

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Also thoroughbred  Leathers from Tasman Leather Group, we are proud to represent the USA in an industry so specialized in innovation and creativity, that there are no substitutes for the beautiful craftsmanship produced by our hard-working American team of leather makers.  As our company strategy matured, and our capabilities in the leather industry widened, we found ourselves immersed in nearly every segment of this incredibly diverse and magnificent industry. After we acquired our tannery in Hartland, Maine, which is currently responsible for 100% of our "Made in USA" leathers, we also became the owners of numerous original formulas of some of the most popular leathers used in our industry today.  These precious formulas are the Original recipes for Crazy Horse, Pitstop, Rage, Retro, Oldtown, and so many more! With specialties geared toward Footwear, Military, Garment, Handbag Hospitality and Design, and Automotive, we have many options to choose from and better service you. . This leather has a rich pull-up, and retains the feel and color for generations. Pull-up happens when the leather is bent or pulled and the oils move around within the cowhide causing the lighter tones to become visible. This leather is tanned in the USA using USA cowhide and is extremely durable.

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Acadia Leather is dedicated to providing great leather and customer service at reasonable prices while priding ourselves as Made in America.  Leather in all its elements cannot be duplicated, reproduced or matched to the same beauty, versatility or integrity found in our natural products.  We take pride in providing leather that is truly unique to meet the needs of our great customers like you.  Our hope is that our leather will help spark your creativity, imagination and innovation and make all your products a future success.   

 

Acadia Leather is co-located in Hartland, Maine with our affiliated tannery, Tasman Leather Group.  All leathers are chrome tanned prior to arriving at the tannery and a list of our veg re-tanned leathers can be found under our resources page.  Unless otherwise stated (i.e. American Bison, Game, Horse) all of our leathers are cow.  At Acadia Leather we are proud to have leather sides that are from the United States and re-tanned right here in Maine!      

We believe pride in one's work is a necessary ingredient in success - as necessary as skill, as necessary as hard work.  These attributes, along with a hundred-plus years' experience, have made Hermann Oak Leather the finest leather available today.  We strive for excellence.

- Thread - Maine Thread & Machine Company

We use a .040" industrial grade waxed polyester thread From Maine Thread Company that is extremely strong and durable. This thread is commonly used on ship sails, airbags, military equipment, law enforcement equipment, and other outdoor equipment. Compared to nylon / cotton threads, polyester thread has superior resistance to UV rays, moisture, and mildew.  Maine thread company is a brick and mortar company located in Lewiston, Maine USA. Founded in 1958 as a supplier to the footwear industry, we sold our products in Maine and throughout New England. Today we are shipping our waxed handsewing thread all over the world. Our products can be found in popular footwear brands and accessories.


- Hardware -

We use only high quality solid brass hardware, solid copper and brass rivet and burrs.


Please keep in mind that colors and markings will vary, on each piece, as it is leather and no two hides are alike. Please keep in mind that colors shown may be slightly different from colors in person, due to screen resolution. We photograph all of our items to show the most accurate coloring.

~All of our items will have our maker's mark. Please DO NOT ask us to leave off the makers mark as nothing leaves our workshop without one.  Our circle mark has a 1 1/8" diameter, our name mark is 1 1/2"W x 1/2"H, and the large mark 3 3/4"W x 2 1/4"H.

~Each item is made to order one at a time by hand in Colorado, USA, unless otherwise noted in the item's description.