For nearly 50 years, LAND Leather has been operated and ran by the Iszler family. Through this dedication, we believe we have established the most important aspect of a successfully run business; taking care of our customer's 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.
LAND Leather was founded in 1969 by three adventurous young entrepreneurs. Their thirst for international adventure and love of leather led them to Belen, Colombia, South America. It was here high in the Andes mountains, one of the world's major cattle producing regions, where the first products were made and tested, and 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".
Since the largest Colombian tanners were only interested in producing industrial grade leather, it was necessary to go to the countryside where rural artisans tanned leather. Nestled high in the Andes in a little town called Belen, we learned from master tanners the basics of tanning, finishing and working leather. We learned the individual touch each hide needs and how leather can be crafted into a beautiful product. We understood with something as noble as leather, we needed excellent complimentary materials such as real brass fittings, durable zippers, tough waterproof linings and high tensile strength nylon thread just to name a few. Only qualified artisans can fashion these materials into beautiful products that we call "Masterpieces in leather". For nearly 50 years we have demonstrated our philosophy through our firm commitment to our products by offering a lifetime guarantee* on all manufacturing defects.
LAND LEATHER'S FIRST FACTORY IN 1969.
LAND Leather currently manufactures in over 5 factories; many are family operated as we are, located in two countries - Colombia and India. Each factory specializes in a specific product line we offer: travel wear, handbags, briefcases, shoes, belts, sandals and wallets and more. Many of our original artisans are still with us today, and it gives us great pride to see a second generation, some of whom have studied in Italy, now taking over the reins. Today, they manufacture products which cover over 2,000 styles divided into several distinctive and well-loved collections.
LAND has a special relationship with leather. Since we started we've worked with leather in many forms and finishes to bring to our customers the experience of owning a premium leather product. Many times we have persuaded our tanners to break the traditional way of finishing leather and over the years we have developed a propriety of standards. Even though many hides come to us with blemishes, cured scratches, cured branding, we remain adamant that our products are made of vegetable tanned full grain leather - our preference. Often times a tanner will prefer to sand down the hide as they are concerned that the natural scratches and imperfections will show. Over the years we have convinced them that our customers want to see real leather and appreciate the natural imperfections and stories that each hide possesses.
OUR ITEMS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN DESIGNED TO LAST, MADE TO LOVE.
LAND LEATHER AT A LEATHER TRADE SHOW.
With his enduring love for leather and constant drive for perfection, LAND Leather 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 Iszler never considered short-cuts and vowed to only offer his customers the highest quality leather products available, period.
Although Jimmey is no longer with us, his vision of producing and selling uncompromised leather products remains steadfast thanks in part to his family continuing the tradition. Brand loyalty for LAND Leather goods over the last 48 years has been nothing short of exceptional; thanks in large part to Jimmey's unwavering pursuit of perfection. 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 water resistant linings, premium durable zippers, our signature "x" style stitching designed to ensure shoulder straps never tear, and hand cast solid brass fittings, to name a few. 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.