For over 50 years, LAND Leather Goods has been operated and ran by the Iszler family. Through this dedication, we believe we have established, at our core, the most important aspect of a successfully run business; taking care of our customers as our family. By investing in one of our beautiful leather goods, you aren't just purchasing a high quality leather good that will last you a lifetime; you're investing in a belief that our customers, not our items, are what make us one of a kind.
Born over 50 years ago from the necessity for high quality travel items, we have become a collection of premium, affordable and high quality leather goods and accessories for every adventure in life. We don't take shortcuts; we refuse to take the easy way out - much like our founder and father, Jimmey Iszler, never did.
We honor our father's passion, legacy and lifelong commitment to quality and 100% leather craftsmanship by continuing our traditon of offering a lifetime gaurantee on our handcrafted goods. We use natural Colombian, full-grain leathers, high quality YKK and EKA zippers, durable brass hardware made in our own foundry, and use our signature and waterproof Mapa Mundi lining on our products. Our products are all meticously handcrafted by expert artisans in Colombia whose dedication and passion continue to aid us in our quest of offering the best goods leather can offer.
Our leather companions will only get better with time as they age alongside you. Our customer service is unmatched and our leather goods are all made with the highest quality materials we can source. Our "no non-sense" Limited Lifetime Guarantee against manufacturing defects sets us apart. There is no catch. We don't need to see your proof of purchase. We don't need you to be the original owner. We just need you to be a customer. We're in this for the long haul.
We believe the story is within the journey. Whether that journey takes you across the globe, cross-country or down the street to your grocery store; we want to be right there along side you. Our office is small and much of our day to day is handled by us, Jimmey's two sons, Karl and Kevin Iszler. We prefer this as it keeps us hands on with all of you; and is the best way to build a lasting relationship. Visit us at our office and you'll find a family passionate about leather goods and two, sometimes three, friendly office pups eager to greet you.
From being born on a family farm in the rolling prairies of North Dakota to serving as a decorated member of the Peace Corps in the Andes Mountains of Peru and Colombia, our father knew adventure.
His plan? A quick coffee break between classes to unwind. At some point during that break, adventure called and he never made it to that second class. Instead, he found himself back in the Andes Mountains where our story officially begins.
At the young age of 28, and already an avid world traveler, Jimmey had a hard time finding luggage that kept up with his rigorous demands. His solution? Begin making his own.
After some time learning the basics of working leather from tanners nestled high in the Andes in a little Colombian town called Belen, a philosophy was developed:
"MAKE AN IDENTIFIABLE PRODUCT IN THE SOFTEST, MOST DURABLE LEATHER AND YOU WILL DEVELOP A LOYAL FOLLOWING OF QUALITY CONSCIOUS CUSTOMERS".
Jimmey quickly learned what it took to work with a material as noble and durable as leather. He learned the individual touch each hide needs and how each hide is as unique as our fingerprints; no two ever alike. Throughout our long history we have been fortunate enough to build some special relationships with our amazing production and retail partners, in addition to you, our customer. Today each production partner we work with operates just as we do, a family business. Their devotion and commitment to our belief of premium and affordable leather goods front and center in each item they carefully craft.
Our relationship with leather is unique and what we love most. We exclusively use native Colombian leather due to it's unique characteristics and only use hides that are a by-product of the meat industry. The high altitudes of the Andes make for thicker and more durable hides in addition to sporting less insect bites. The leather is tough, yet supple and ages in a manner you'll be hard pressed to find in any other natural material.
For over 50 years we have been manufacturing high quality leather goods using the best materials we can source. The difference? A leather good that will last generations and a lifetime guarantee that backs it up. Our late father Jimmey wouldn't have it any other way.
From everyday journeys to extraordinary treks, we believe in handcrafting the finest leather goods to accompany you on all your adventures.
With his enduring love for leather and constant drive for perfection, LAND Leather Goods has become what it is today - a beautiful collection of stylish and fashionable leather goods of uncompromising quality, to be appreciated by consumers seeking the very best craftsmanship leather has to offer. Jimmey never considered short-cuts and vowed to only offer his customers the highest quality leather products available all designed to outlast generations and countless adventures. Although Jimmey is no longer with us, his vision of producing and selling uncompromised leather products remains a core value thanks in part to the Iszler family continuing the tradition. Brand loyalty for LAND Leather goods for over the last 50 years has been nothing short of exceptional; thanks in large part to Jimmey's unwavering pursuit of perfection and innovative ideas. His design influence and constant attention to detail has resulted in many signature LAND design elements that have positioned LAND Leather as one of the highest-quality leather brands available; including a unique & custom made one of a kind water resistant lining, premium durable zippers, our signature "x" style stitching designed to ensure shoulder straps never tear, and sand-cast solid brass hardware which are all individually hand poured into molds at our foundry. Without Jimmey's enduring passion for leather and, more importantly, for his customers, the LAND Leather vision would never have realized.
LAND Leather and the Iszler family continue to honor the beliefs and love of leather Jimmey always shared. As of Summer 2016, all newly produced items will carry Jimmey's signature as a hot-pressed stamp on the inside to ensure his touch remains on every LAND Leather item sold around the world. We would like to thank you all for continuing to support our family business. Our favorite part of our business is having you as our customers.
- The Iszler Family