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Lifetime Leather: Made in the USA

Lifetime Leather Field Notes Wallet

The Lifetime Leather Company operates out of Arizona. It manufactures high-quality leather products made from all-American materials. They design all of their products to serve buyers far longer than you might expect for the price.

The Lifetime Leather Company has a very interesting backstory as well. It was founded in 2011 by Ty Bowman, and it remains a family-owned business. In 2004, Ty Bowman suffered a zip-line accident that left him disabled and unable to walk for three years. During his recovery, he learned the art of leatherworking and made gifts for family and friends.

Disillusioned by an increasingly-disposable world and armed with his newfound expertise in leatherwork, Ty decided to start a company focusing on producing products able to outlast their buyers. This was the start of Lifetime, and this is the tradition that they continue to this day.

Lifetime Leather offers a wide variety of products. This includes wallets, bags, purses, belts, travel accessories, and a host of other items.

You can find products for yourself or gifts for loved ones from this company, and their leather products can be used daily and still last a long time due to superior workmanship. They also offer same-day shipping and excellent customer service.

Our Favorite Lifetime Leather Products Made in the USA

Bowman bifold wallet: Named after the original craftsman himself, Ty Bowman, this classic men’s leather bifold wallet is the ideal combination of being slimline and lightweight but can also hold up to 24 cards as well as cash. Crafted from authentic full-grain leather, you can also personalize this wallet with up to 3 characters on the front. If bifold isn’t what you’re after, Lifetime has a huge range of wallets, from a super minimalist design that allows you to carry a couple of cards to a trifold wallet that ensures you can take with you everything you need. 

Lifetime tote: Their best-selling bag, the Lifetime tote is designed to be an everyday bag. Whether it’s for running errands, traveling, socializing, or work, this bag has plenty of space to carry all necessities, including a 15″ laptop. This bag also has interior pocket panels of different sizes, ensuring you’re kept organized whilst going about your day. Made from the finest full-grain leather with heavy-duty brass/copper rivets, the Lifetime tote is durable and can withstand heavy use, and will look good for a lifetime.

Leather belt: Each of Lifetime’s authentic leather belts is hand-cut and waxed with genuine beeswax for added durability and shine. These classic belts are designed to be worn at any time of year with any outfit. They come with a stainless steel buckle, which is removable – allowing you to style your belt with any buckle you want. Available in a huge range of sizes, these belts also have personalization options, making them a great gift.

Leather journal: This signature leather journal comes in two sizes (5×7″ and 6×8″) and is designed for those looking for a high-quality, durable journal that can survive being carried around and used daily. With waxed and burnished edges for a finished look, these journals come with 2 large pockets and 1 card/bookmark sleeve as well as a free 80pg lined kraft paper journal. Designed with minimalism in mind, there are 10 design options to pick from (or you can have it blank) and can also be personalized.

Manufacturing Notes

Lifetime Leather creates a variety of products at their Arizona workshop, from quality tanned hides. The small and talented group of American artisans employed by the company produce all of these products by hand.

The website for the company does a great job showcasing aspects of the manufacturing process, the handcrafting involved, and what Lifetime Leather is all about. All of the production steps, outside of tanning, are done in-house by a team that enjoys the work they do and take pride in the products they create. 

Passionate about being American-made and creating high-quality products, Lifetime Leather aims to offer an alternative to the cheap leather products out there that use poor materials and poor craftsmanship. Lifetime promise to never sacrifice quality to save money, using authentic full-grain leather on all of their items. 

As their namesake suggests, Lifetime is so confident in their leatherwork that they offer a ‘Lifetime Guarantee’ with every item. Meaning that if it doesn’t last you a lifetime, it can be fixed or replaced free of charge. 

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