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A Much Needed Update

by Adam Kail January 12, 2016

A Much Needed Update

We’ve somewhat fallen off the proverbial “blogging wagon” here at Brothers Leather Supply Company. A lot, and by a lot I mean a TON of things have been happening with our brand that I wanted to take a few minutes to update you on.

First, I owe you a huge thanks. We’ve been able to continue to grow our brand by way of new products, people, and locations. Since our launch in March of 2014, we’ve added 8 employees , 60+ different products (from the original four bags we launched with), and have built and launched our first retail location in September 2015. It’s been a very busy fourth quarter, and we’ve got exciting plans for 2016!

Retail Store: Located at 15 Division Ave S. in Grand Rapids, our Flagship Store has been nothing short of amazing. We had an awesome grand opening which included Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell who helped us cut our ribbon. We had many visitors and friends stop by that day; we were overwhelmed with gratitude. Since launch, our store has been very busy, and we’ve introduced our brand to many people who have yet to hear about us. We’re heading into the deep, dark, soul of winter here in West Michigan, so we’ve altered our hours a bit. See here for current hours - we hope you visit us soon!

Staff: We’ve been able to grow pretty quickly and that has afforded us the ability to bring on amazing people. We’ve been adding a number of people in the fourth quarter, and I’m really pleased with our team. Norma, Diana, Katie, Jake, Ramon, Ryan, Tim and Beth are fantastic people to work and grow with.

Product: In March of 2015 we launched The Grand Series which took a modern approach to a vintage design. We used much different leather than our Vintage Series bags, and the response was fantastic. In September of 2015, we launched The Tribute Series. These four bags, dopp kit, and growler bag have been really hard to keep on the shelves. We’ve used the best Vegetable tanned leather available on the market. It’s a thick leather with a rich patina. We were very careful to design a bag that was constructed the right way; reinforced stitching, thoughtful placement of grommets, and world-class materials. The designs are also incredibly brilliant and the response has been fantastic.

2016: We’ve got some pretty exciting things in the works. Without going into too much detail, we are planning on launching the following new products this year:
    • Women’s Line (we’ve been working on these bags for nearly a year - we’re excited with the result)
    • Vintage Series Revamp - The Vintage Series are being redesigned and reconstructed with new leathers, colors, and engineering.
    • New Wallet Series - We’re going to be offering 3 new wallet designs. New leather, new designs, new function.
    • Canvas Bag Series - We have 3 backpacks and a duffel that will be rolling out in the April-May months that we’re insanely excited about. We think that these bags will be a huge hit.

Thanks for spending some time to catch up on all things Brothers Leather! You’ll see a blog post from us every Tuesday from here on out. Stay tuned!

Adam Kail

Founder & CEO
Adam Kail
Adam Kail

Owner & Founder of Bros. Leather Supply Co. Obsessed with all things Grand Rapids and Michigan.

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