Nick Offerman, who is probably most recognized as the character Ron Swanson from the show Parks & Recreation recently did an interview on Hot Ones. Whether or not you're a fan of his acting, its worth noting that he is also quite the woodworker and craftsman. During the interview, he was asked about his views on getting pizza delivered by drone, which leads to a great section about his views on industrial consumerism:
Now it's fair to say we aren't woodworkers here at Anvil Customs, but the sentiment he speaks about says volumes about the nature of what we do with leather here at our shop. Knowing your tools and materials, making stuff with your hands, and doing it to make something that will last a long, long time are all fundamental facets of the leatherwork we do. Our wallets, belts, and various other products are crafted with care so that while you might spend more on one made by us, you're not going to have to buy a new one in a year or two because it wore out... but you might want to just because of how awesome they are. Now we ham it up on social media sure, because we get to have a great time doing what we love to do, but make no mistake we have some real tenets we live and work by here at Anvil Customs:
We have a lifetime warranty because we know how tough our products are, and we stand behind that.
We take our time and give each product the attention to detail it deserves.
We do our best to make use of every square inch of hide because it's not only better for the environment, but it's also just good business practice.
Our focus is on quality over quantity. When you purchase something from us you're buying from a small business, not a giant factory that pumps out thousands of crap products a month.
Our customers mean the world to us. That's why we formed the Anvil Crew, to bring like-minded people together behind our brand. Customer service, communication, and a sincere wish for you to be happy with your purchase are always at the top of our minds.
Creativity is something that we're all very passionate about here at Anvil Customs. Normally the three of us are in the shop together throwing around ideas but with the quarantine we can't really do things we normally would. Or at least we can't do them in the way we normally would...
We figured we'd take a moment and have a fun community driven contest to encourage people to get out and take some great shots and hopefully have a little fun in the process. OH! And did I mention we're giving away $$$ to the website? First, Second, and Third place prizes will be rewarded with $500, $300, $100 Gift certificates respectively for use here at Anvilcustoms.com...
If it's something you feel like you can do, take a moment to look at the ways your favorite small businesses are adjusting to the changing landscape of this wild quarantine life we're living. Understand that the people behind those businesses are working their asses off to make sure they can make ends meet. If there's any way you can patron those businesses I implore you to do so.