These are premium reclaimed, upcycled cigar boxes that we have painstakingly restored and refinished to hold your leather and shoe care products, salves, and whatever else you want.
Our mission is to refocus American manufacturing by locally sourcing pure, natural ingredients that support sustainable farming practices in order to produce the highest quality handcrafted, artisanal products possible. We hand-pour all of our products in New York, USA.
We are as energy efficient as possible, sourcing ingredients from as nearby as will allow. If something isn't available in our backyard, we will look to the next closest locale. In certain instances, we will search afar for high-quality ingredients when none are available locally or regionally. For example, we source beeswax from beekeepers in the Hudson Valley, NY, orange oil from American family groves, and carnauba wax from organic Brazilian farmers (carnauba wax, like coffee, is only cultivated in equatorial parts of the world; read below to find out more about this intriguing plant!).
We use minimal, high-recyclable-content packaging.
We have essentially zero waste. Since we do not use any harsh chemicals, any "waste" is diverted to our garden or compost system, if not recycled.
We do not like synthetic chemicals, parabens, phthalates, or petroleum derivatives and are very happy to use the following all-natural ingredients in our products.