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Handmade Or Not?

Handmade leather goods is an overused term in our industry. Yes, we are guilty of it to a degree. What do you consider to be handmade? Should we pay more for handmade? You can cut leather by hand or with the help of a machine, usually a press that uses a die to cut a specific shape out of the leather. When cutting straps you can do it with a straight edge and a knife, a hand strap cutter, or a machine that can do multiple straps at once. The only advantage to hand cutting is you have no upfront costs. Cutting 100 of the same piece out by hand and have them be identical is unlikely, and also it...

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