Blackwood…a little magic

Posted on May 04 2016

Blackwood…a little magic 

As you look at the rich black, brown, tan and evolving patina colors that are part of a line of leather wallets, belts and other accessories, some of you may be wondering from which the name, Blackwood, was derived. A methodical approach in the making, the name, Blackwood became the final choice when it was realized that the word captured the essence of the products they are now offering.

The name, Blackwood, exudes tradition. From the notable British vice-admiral who was immortalized on a WWII ship, to the fictional character made famous by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in Sherlock Holmes, Blackwood connotes strength, durability and quality.

The African variety of the flowering plant is grown primarily in seasonally dry regions of Africa from Senegal east to Eritrea and south to the Transvaal in South Africa. Most recently, small growers have been successful in growing the lustrous crop in Naples, FL. Other varieties of Blackwood can be found in Australia, India, Malaysia and parts of Europe.

It is among the top 10 strongest woods in the world, known for its tolerance to different climate conditions. Because of its durability and sustainability, it is often used in making instruments, boats and fine furniture. This strength enables the wood to last far longer than most other woods, 50 years or more, thereby preventing the source from being depleted too quickly for future generations.

Hence, the name Blackwood was born. Like the beautiful plant with a beige exterior and black interior, Blackwood’s products are long-lasting, durable and exemplify high-quality. And without sacrificing this fine workmanship, Blackwood is respecting the environment by offering vegetable-tanned leather products that are long-lasting at an affordable price.

We invite you to explore the allure of Blackwood today.

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