About our Products
About our Leather
About our Products:
Our motto is: 'Individually Handcrafted -- designed to last a
lifetime.' Take for example our children's cases. These should not be
considered cheap toys, but high-quality tools that will last for many
years to come. Our products are handcrafted with love using high
quality materials (not cheap vinyl). As another example: Other
companies "melt together" the edges of their plastic products, and such
seams start to come apart after only a couple months. However even our
plastic products are individually sewn using high-quality thread.
(1) We do not mass-produce our products.
(2) All of our products are handcrafted
highest quality materials.
Please read what others have said on the various product pages
under "product review." Furthermore, there are 1000s of positive
our sister store: eBay
ministry_ideaz. As you can see from the remarks, we rarely
have a dissatisfied customer.
Here are just a couple of the literally 1000s of positive remarks
our customers have sent us in their emails and thank you cards:
"Thank you! The workmanship so far has surpassed anything that I
have seen in recent years at a similar cost level. Thank you." R. R.,
"We are very pleased with the covers, and plan to do business again.
I like giving gifts to the friends, your merchandise is ideal." A. F.,
About our Leather:
One customer described ours as "soft glove leather," such
as the leather generally used to make soft lady's gloves. We use only
genuine top grade cowhide obtainable. Each hide is carefully inspected
to make sure there
are minimum scars and flaws which occur naturally in all leather.
Leather colors and textures may vary slightly. Our leather
covers often outlast the life span of the books they cover. Since
leather is animal skin and not manmade, evidence of some minor creases
or markings may be evident. This adds to the beauty of leather and
confirms that it is genuine. Please do not misconstrue
these natural markings as imperfections.
Regarding the leather grades: We have four colors of leather
two grades. The colors are black, maroon, natural and brown. The grades
classified as "elegant" and "rustic". The elegant leather is
more delicate and very much preferred by our lady customers. The rustic
is more manly, robust and usually preferred by our male customers,
of the ladies like it too. For smaller items such as Bible covers, they
the "maroon elegant", "black elegant", "brown
rustic" and "natural rustic". To compare the "brown
rustic" to the "black elegant" is like comparing apples to
oranges. It is a totally different "look". The elegant leather is in
NO way "inferior" to the rustic. In fact it actually has to go through
a lot MORE processing to get that elegant look. Of course, everyone's
different. Some prefer the "rustic look" and may think that the
"elegant look" looks "cheap". On the other hand, most of our
lady customers prefer the "elegant look" and would call the
"rustic look" "cheap-looking". It's all the point of view.
For larger items, such as briefcases we always do these in the
"rustic" leather. This is because the "elegant" leather is
not robust enough for a larger product.
Leather care: We are confident that you will be
very pleased with your new luxurious leather book/Bible cover, and want
to help assure that it gives you year after year of good service.
Leather is by far, the finest and longest-lasting material available
for books, and we only use the finest garment-quality leather
obtainable imported from Pasto, Colombia. No other material is as
durable, as convenient and as easy to care for as leather. During the
handcrafting of this product, our artisans took special care to
preserve and enhance the elegance of its high quality leather. Their
pride is reflected in a cover designed to provide beauty and endure for
years to come. For your new cover to last, you must take pride in its
care and treat it with the same respect as the craftsman who created
it. Avoid storing your leather cover in hot, dry areas (such as in your
window) or in cold, damp places. Avoid contact with oils and solvents.
Do not dry clean. When cleaning, never soak it in water or apply water
directly to it. Instead, use glycerin soap on a clean sponge to wipe
the leather. Rinse the sponge often in lukewarm water. Change your
rinse water frequently. We recommend that you do not oil the leather.
Some time ago Awake! magazine reported that the best leather treatment
is natural hand oil. Where can you buy this? You don't have to, you
produce it naturally! So, be sure to use your Bible and publications on
a regular basis and this will prevent them from drying out and
cracking. Please note: Natural markings
such as variations in grain, wrinkles, cleanly healed scars, insect
patterns of original hair follicles document the animal’s life and
the leather’s authenticity.
Color variations: Please note: Color variations
within our acceptable range are normal. This is proof that genuine
cowhide leather has been used. With leatherette (i.e. vinyl) it is easy
to always have exactly the same tone. However with genuine
leather, this is not possible. We try our best to keep products the
same tone, but cannot guarantee this.
Design variations: Please note that as noted above
leather and leatherette products aren’t manufactured by robots. An
artisan individually handcrafts each one and no two will ever be
exactly alike. The differences in the “deepness” of certain decorations
such as the tetragrammaton is normal and not considered a defect.
What others have said:
A couple of the literally 1000s of positive remarks our customers
have sent us in their emails or thank you cards:
"GORGEOUS LEATHER - Best covers I've ever laid hands on!!!!!!
"I do like the quality of the leather, good value for the
money. Thank you." G. K., Pennsylvania