Strapping Fellow produces and sells custom watch straps made of Horween Brand leather.

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Strapping Fellow produces and sells custom watch straps made of Horween Brand leather.

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Black Shell Cordovan is now available

January 19, 2015

Black Shell Cordovan watch straps are now available in limited supply. There is enough black shell cordovan for approximately 12 watch straps. Shell cordovan is far denser and glossier than essex or chromexcel because it is a very different kind of leather. More than just a color, it is a very specific leather, from a particular part of a horsehide.  The irregular oval shaped shells are tanned, stuffed, shaved, and then polished – a process taking at least six months.  Each shell is slowly steeped in gentle vegetable liquors. The shells are genuine hot stuffed then slicked onto glass frames to dry.  Each shell is hand curried and shaved by highly skilled artisans to expose the shell. Dyes are hand rubbed... Continue Reading →

Thanks to customers, Strapping Fellow has made a $50 loan to Emily from Kenya and a $50 loan to Miguel from Guatemala

January 19, 2015

So far, Strapping Fellow has loaned $1,750 to entrepreneurs all over the wold through Kiva. Miguel is a 47 year old man who works very hard to support his family, including four children. He makes a living selling bananas. He inherited this type of work from his parents, who were also involved in this trade. He carries out his work in the village where he lives. This type of business is very profitable and helps him to generate the economic resources he needs to take care of his family. He has been involved in this work for more than 30 years, and his children help him. With this loan, he will buy land. One of his main dreams is that in the... Continue Reading →