Every Sounder product is handcrafted here in New England. We use only the finest quality materials and construction. Like full grain veg-tan leather. Waxed thread from Maine. Custom rubber fittings manufactured in Minnesota exclusively for us. Solid brass rivets hammered in place to secure the leather to the fittings. Hand painted & buffed edges that run the length of the strap to seal the edges. Hand stitched and stamped with our anchor logo.