Arctic Eskimo leather belt products are made 100% in Vancouver Island, Canada. We use 8 - 10 ounce Full Grain leather tanned with high grade oils and preservatives to keep it from being destroyed early by dryness and moisture.Request a Quote
We represent that shifting to full authenticity with subtle sophistication created from individual lines, shapes, colours and handcrafted details for those that appreciate individuality.Our leather belt straps are designed, hand cut, and sewn in our Tofino BC studio.Request a Quote
We believe every beautifully hand-crafted leather belt strap has an equally fine story behind it. Every one of our handmade leather goods is accompanied by it’s own unique code. Via the ‘meet your artisan’ link on our website, this code enables you to discover the origins of your bag, meet the artisan who created it, and in turn, support the communities we are working with.Request a Quote
We focus on making high quality leather belts using old fashioned techniques adopted by the Arctic Eskimo in conjunction with modern technology.
As part of our quest to provide leather pieces that will stand the test of time, we are meticulous in sourcing leather that is solely full grain. Full grain is exclusively extracted from the top layers of the hide where its structure is the tightest and the most durable. Our signature leather is vegetable-tanned and unfinished, allowing the leather to breathe, develop a unique patina over time and maintain its natural characteristics.
Our Canadian made belt straps are entirely designed and hand made in our artisan workshop in the heart of Vancouver Island's Rain Forest. We pride ourselves in using the highest quality leather respecting the famous Arctic Eskimo leather craftsmanship tradition.Handmade by Professional Artisans
What we do is simple, we design, handcraft, and sell leather belts and buckles. Explore the possibilities of a completely unique Arctic Eskimo creation. The luxury of having an object crafted to your exact specifications is unlike any other. And, when the finished product becomes part of your everyday life, a daily companion par excellence, the relationship is that much more special and cherished.
We will work together to craft a one-of-a-kind leather belt that meets your exacting desires and exceeds your expectations. Our made-to-order services are truly bespoke and virtually limitless. From initial design and layout, to custom selected and tanned leathers, to individually cast hardware, we will bring your creation to life.
White labelling is a product which is produced, with no branding whatsoever. We would make the product and you, the designer, would rebrand it to make it your own. This makes it appear as though the product has been made by you. Your re-branding could be something as simple as adding your signature mark.
Another alternative to white labelling is private labelling, which is also a service that Arctic Eskimo can offer you on almost our entire range. This is where we would put your signature mark onto the leather belt strap. We are manufacturers of 100% Canadian made leather belt straps.
Ready-to-wear or prêt-à-porter is the term for factory-made goods, sold in finished condition, in standardized sizes, as distinct from made to measure or bespoke clothing tailored to a particular person's frame. Off-the-peg is sometimes used for items which are not clothing, such as handbags. Our Arctic Eskimo house brand of leather belts/buckles are available for immediate order. The Arctic Eskimo collection of leather belts are 100% Retail Ready!
Our limited-release, one-of-a-kind styles are made from our inventory of the world’s best leathers, finest threads, and custom titanium belt buckles, each style, once sold, will not be produced again. All pieces of our one-of-a-kind collection are designer made right here in British Columbia, Canada. The cost to produce a one-of-kind belt & buckle usually will cost into the thousands of dollars. Own an original and exclusive Arctic Eskimo Signature belt & buckle.
Our School of Leather will teach your how to buy, design, purchase wholesale, sell to brick and motor retailers and online. We will prepare you with all of the education that you need to design and sell a successful leather collection which includes everything from building a website, to developing a call centre style phone system, lead management, sales software, and credit card processing. We are a one-stop-shop for knowledge with over 30 years experience.
When you buy a leather belt from Arctic Eskimo, it will stand to the test of time. Our belts are made from real leather and they do not fall apart, since there are no combined parts to our leather belt straps... they are made from 100% 4mm thick (10 ounces) of real cow hide. Our products are all of the highest standards.
Every journey begins with a touch of passion. Arctic Eskimo's passion is all about authenticity and uniqueness; by creating smartly designed, carefully crafted, timeless leather belt straps and buckles.
Our belt and buckle designs range from casual to custom innovations with one important aspect in common... Designed by fashion designers and mechanically pioneered by Aerospace Engineers.
We are an end to end supply chain solutions provider for all types of products. Whether you need production management, design & development, raw material sourcing, QA/QC, manufacturing, or freight logistics, we can assist you.
Genuine leather doesn't just mean that the product that is made includes some leather content, but it also means that the leather used is the lowest quality of all products made out of real leather.
Genuine leather generally doesn't last as long or look as nice as higher-quality leather. You'll typically find it in belts from mall stores, shoes from lower-priced department stores, and bags or other goods in the lower-leather price range.
Goods marked as genuine leather will be several layers of low quality leather bonded together with glue and then painted to look like a better-quality leather. It's what is left over when the other, higher grades are stripped away.
This grade of leather is acceptable if you're just buying something cheaply and don't care too much about its quality. It won't last very long, so it probably shouldn't be something you use every day.
Little known fact, you can also mix up dog poop with flour and water, press it flat and let it dry in the sun for about two days and get a bonded leather equivalent. Genuine and bonded leather is usually spray-painted to look like full or top grain leather. Watch out!!!
In the era of mass production and fast fashion consumption, we choose craftsmanship and custom creation. Every single Arctic Eskimo product is hand-crafted and designed with 4mm thick leather that will last you your lifetime.
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Love it! Great quality guys, great selection of custom colours, great service! I'm very pleased. Arctic Eskimo never seems to disappoint. Superb workmanship as always.
I buy regularly from Arctic Eskimo for our retail stores in Germany and Croatia, and have found their service and quality of goods to be nothing less than superb.
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Having brought from Arctic Eskimo for several years now, I have found them to be an outstanding company, no order to small (or big). Thanks guys for making my business a success!
I received my shipment with excitement. Everything is so beautiful. Well made…The belts will be on display today. Thank you. Quality is second to none. Love it all.
Leather Knowledge Base
Whilst it does not age as well as full-grain leather, split leather has a wide range of potential depending on the hides used to make it. For example, split leather is commonly used to provide the soft lining on the inside of purses, handbags, and coats, but it’s also often used as upholstery. This is because split leather tends to have a more uniform aesthetic than full-grain leather, and there is less wastage as there are fewer flaws in the material’s presentation.
Only fashion and leather experts, however, are familiar with Saffiano’s close cousin: Palmellato leather. Palmellato strongly resembles Saffiano leather in its durable properties and appearance with a slight distinction in its surface pattern making it a much rarer find.
History and Production
As it is the case for most inventions in the fashion world, Saffiano leather originated in Italy where it was allegedly invented by Mario Prada himself. Prada patented the new leather optic and has used it for many of its most successful bags ever since. Once the patent expired, other brands started using Saffiano leather as well.
Saffiano leather is famous for its diagonal lines and cross-hatch pattern which are machine-pressed into the wax coating of the leather giving it a slight sheen. Leather which gain their grain pattern by this kind of stamping method are also called “textured leathers”. Saffiano leather is usually made of faux or genuine leather which is the lowest grade of leather available. Due to the coating, cheaper corrected leathers – which are a grade of genuine leather - are often used, as imperfections of the hide will be hidden.