A good belt begins with the leather. This is why we invest so much time and energy sourcing the finest leathers. At b.belt we use only first class, quality leathers from Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and Germany. We’ve worked alongside some of these tanneries for decades…we know how they work, and they know what we need. At b.belt we often work to the edge of what is technically possible, and then go to the extreme limits of what’s possible with the material. Along with our tannery partners, we can create leather qualities which are made exclusively for us.
Rivets and Leather - a friendship that has lasted for centuries. You could say the history of both have been inextricably linked to one another. Here in Metzingen, we have a special relationship with these two-part silver pieces. Every year we place about 62 million pieces onto our belts, mostly with special machines but also often by hand.
Leather obtains its basic colors from a choice of tanning methods. Which dyes complete the natural color spectrum, and how they are taken on by the leather is a science unto itself. Technology is one thing, aesthetics are another. An extensive spectrum of color is important to us. It’s also essential that our colors suit the season. Achieving a unique style with our leather colors is more important than fashion colors. To create our special style, we use our own stone mills to achieve striking used and vintage effects in leather. We also love to experiment.
Every belt from b.belt passes through the hands of approximately 25 skilled workers. Glove makers, saddlers and fine bag makers all work to create our belts. Their craftsmanship is revealed in the saddler’s elements; seams are hand sewn to secure the clasps. These are the fine details that make a belt from b.belt so special.