Quality of the leather
I use only natural leather. Most items are made from premium grade, full grain, vegetable tanned cowhides. A few smaller items such as bracelets, key fobs, guitar pick holders and travel valets, may be thinner skins.
Full grain leather may contain natural surface marks from the animal such as scars or bites. With inexpensive leathers, this top surface is removed so the marks are rarely seen however, this diminishes the strength of the leather and its natural beauty.
Low Cost/ Recycled Packaging
Today, packaging is a big deal for many. I have seen incredible pretty packaging from some of my wife's orders, very fancy packaging , all wrapped up in linen and tied with jute twine topped off with a hand made label and or thank you card. Remember, you pay for that in the price of the shipping and handling or the item itself.
I prefer to give you the best quality in the merchandise and workmanship and save on the packaging. Your item will arrive carefully wrapped and protected and maybe you might just get a bow as well but the real fancy stuff is not necessary and adds unwanted weight to the shipping price and eventually the customer. I use recycled boxes and packing materials to get your item to you. This helps to keep a lower price and helps a little bit towards doing my part for the environment.
Absolutely everything is hand stitched using the top thread available . The stitch that is used is a traditional two needle saddle stitch whereby two threads cross each other inside every hole. This creates a strong, durable stitch and ensures the seam does not come loose even if a stitch is cut or worn through.
FAQ & General Information
Please be aware that:
No two pieces of leather will ever dye exactly the same way
The colors you see on your computer screen may vary considerably from reality
Use of different finishes will affect the overall color of the leather
The time necessary to prepare an order for shipping varies from "ready to ship" to two weeks and sometimes longer depending upon the custom order requested. For details, see individual items.
Estimated shipping times
North America: 1-2 business days for "ready to ship" items.
International: 2-3 business days for "ready to ship" items.
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but cannot guarantee them.
Shipping Cost - Domestic & Canada
The shipping fees are based on the value of the merchandise.
Shipping Cost - International
Please contact us before placing your order.
Resale & Wholesale Inquiries
If you are interested in becoming a select Andy's Leather reseller, please contact us.
Products sold on this site are not intended for resale, and any warranties for such products will not be transferred with the re-sale of the Product.
Customs and import taxes
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Your privacy is important to us, and we never share information we receive from you.
We will only use your shipping and billing address, and contact information
To communicate with you about your order
To fulfill your order
For legal reasons (like paying taxes)