We love collaborating with great American artisans. When our love for history comes together with passionate American makers, there is no limit to what we can create. This week, we are highlighting one of our newest partnerships with Clayton & Crume. Learn more about this interesting and daring company in this week’s blog.
Founders Clay and Tyler are passionate about honest, American made goods.The pair come from the heart of bourbon country in the United States. They first met in college and immediately found that their similar idea for an honest, hard working American-makers company was one to hold onto. They set out on the venture of Clayton & Crume with the ideal that “like grandpa’s luggage and dad’s time tested belt, all leather goods should last a lifetime.” This dedication to providing long-lasting leatherware was what drove them to the success they've accomplished today.
All of Clayton & Crume’s leather products are designed right here in the United States. Their handcrafted items are products of Louisville, Kentucky; based out of their own workshop. Everyone on their team serves a dual purpose: in addition to graphic designers, production managers, and wholesale directors, their staff are also makers. That means that everyone has a hand in what is produced.
Everything, from the conceptualization of the design to the production of a finished product is done out of Clayton & Crume’s Kentucky workshop. This is where the magic happens, and the USA-based team uses only the highest quality goods to insure that everything coming out of the workshop is top-notch.
The team focuses on producing goods that last. Say goodbye to the throw-away wallets that barely last a year: with Clayton & Crume’s attention to detail and high quality ingredients, they insure that each item is sturdy enough to stand the test of time.
Their designs focus on tradition, with elegant lines and classic materials. The designs are durable both in construction and in a timeless style. Clayton & Crume takes their inspiration from periods of the past, when everything was made by hand and the imprint of a machine was hard to find.
One of the most gift-able items in our store’s new collection is coasters. They make the perfect housewarming gift, stocking-stuffer, and “just because” token. We partnered with Clayton & Crume this season to design our own leather coasters.
These leather coasters are the perfect accent piece to any living room or home bar. Their quality Horween, full-grain leather is sturdy enough to stand up to even your strongest cocktail, but smooth and supple enough for a sleek finish.
Clayton & Crume helped us design seven stunning finishes for the coasters. We offer a variety of patriotic and memorable designs, like the Stars & Bars and the Don’t Tread on Me snake. Each coaster set is complete as a set of four, and their unique designs will make you want every single style!
Keeping a coaster around you at all times is always a good idea (glass rings on the table? No thank you). Why not make it one that you love to look at?
Find these stunning coaster sets in our two locations, or online HERE.
Thanks, Clayton & Crume, for being American crafters we can count on!
New to our DC shop is a beautiful six volume set of Jane Austen’s novels, published by Richard Bentley & Son, in London. This “Austen Standard Novels” set includes Sense and Sensibility, Emma, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, and is coupled with A Memoir of Jane Austen by her nephew J. E. Austen Leigh and several unfinished works, including Lady Susan.
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