The quintessential year-round wardrobe staple, the FGL401 is the core to our collection. This piece is crafted from our bespoke design solid brass buckle and most durable full grain leather. Hand-stitched with 100% linen thread which allows for thicker, more durable stitching that can’t be replicated by a machine. Materials give coherent sense. Made in Prague. Backed by our 25-year warranty.
↗ Owning an FGL piece comes with responsibility; learn more on how to take care for full grain leather.
TECHNICAL & SIZE
Have you ever dug into how your clothes and accessories were made? We did. It’s the reason we started OWEN STITCH.
This curiosity led us to create a dedicated process. We call it ethical sourcing: a sustainable and conscious approach to material sourcing.
That means that we trace every material down to its origin, ensuring direct-trade practices, fair pay and safe working conditions along the way. Scroll down ↘ to learn more about every material used for this product.
The fundamental attributes of ethical products are quality and durability. But that also takes effective care of the material.
GUARANTEE & RETURNS
We guarantee everything we make. But if you are not satisfied with at the time you receive it, you can return or exchange the purchased product in its original condition within 30 days.
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SAND CASTED BUCKLE
Cast and hand-finished buckle at an artisan foundry in Chiba, Japan. Made bespoke to our original design in solid brass, with casted markings on the underside. Brass buckles are sand cast. This old method involves molten brass being poured into a compressed sand mold. Once solidified, the sand is broken away to reveal the buckle.
FULL GRAIN LEATHER
The top part of the hide, full grain leather holds its shape and is the strongest and most durable. All OWEN STITCH leathers are pit-tanned using tree bark tannins. Ethically sourced from the Kyrgyzstan steppe and processed specifically for us by Virgilio Conceria Artigiana, one of the most highly regarded Tuscan tanners.
HAND-STITCHED TO LAST
Our reinforced hand-stitching combine old-world construction with clean lines and modern design, which allows for thicker, more durable stitching that can’t be replicated by a machine.
KNOW THE TRUE COST
15% for the materials
Cost for all the material that makes the product. How did we source them? We used ethical sourcing as a ground-up conscious approach to obtain materials. That means that we trace everything down to the origin, ensuring direct-trade practices, fair pay, and safe working conditions along the way.
28% for the work
Cost for the assembly, stitching, machining, die-casting or cut & sew. Every manufacturing process ensures sustainability and circularity methods are used along the process.
28% for OWEN STITCH company
Our markup allows us to pay for our company expenses and invest in future products. This includes expenses like wages for employees, freelancers, insurance, rent and marketing. This markup allows us to pay everyone who works for us a fair price.
7% for transportation
Transportation includes the cost of the logistics of goods, fees, and packaging costs. Our preferred mode of freight? Train or sea. Therefore our logistics team is working every day with the factories to reduce the use of air transportation.
21% for taxes
We pay 21% sales tax according to Czech law.
1% for people and planet
We are committed to donating 1% of every sale to protect the environment and help unserved communities thrive in places where we sourced our materials.
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