We are really proud to say that all our straps are made by hand, right her in Southern Cali. We believe in locally sourced components and using upcycled materials. Yes, this has a huge effect on our bottom line and the additional costs of manufacturing in the US gets passed along to our customers. We truly believe that there is a demand for quality and for a stylish camera strap that will last for years. Real leather, real metal, and hand picked fabrics are all integral part of the quality and craftsmanship that goes into one of our straps. We grabbed a few shots of one of our artisans hand punching the holes in for our tooled grommets. Yes, that is a piece of chalk. We are taking the path less traveled and we are confident most of you will follow us.