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The handcrafted catchall for anything and everything. Made of 8oz–9oz Horween leather, this beautifully handmade tray can keep all your essentials organized and accessible next to the front door, on your desk, or next to your bed. It is double stitched at both the base and rim with heavy duty nylon thread and is built to last.
Your Thrux Tray may not look exactly as pictured here. Real leather is a natural material, so every hide has unique characteristics that individually personalize each product. Each piece of leather is distinctive in its color, grain, and markings, which may include scars, mars, or blemishes that are a natural part of the cow's life and a sign of the high quality of the leather.
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Know Thy Goods
-Eight to Nine Ounce Horween Latigo Leather
A Little History
The earliest crude leathers were made by first immersing the raw hides and skins in a fermenting solution of organic matter in which bacteria grew and attacked the hides or skins, resulting in a loosening of the hair or wool and some dissolving out of skin protein. The hair or wool was then scraped off with primitive blunt stone or wooden scrapers and fat or meat still adhering to the flesh side was removed in a similar manner. Tanning, the conversion of pelt into leather, was done by dusting the rawstock with ground up bark other organic matter and placing them in shallow pits or vats of tanning solution. Further additions of ground bark, were made from time to time until the tanning solution had penetrated right through the skin structure, taking up to two years for very thick hides. The leather was then hung up for several days in open sheds. The dressing of the leather involved paring or shaving it to a level thickness, colouring, treatment with oils and greases, drying and final treatment of the grain surface with waxes, proteins such as blood and egg albumins, and shellac to produce attractive surface finishes.
The majority of the leather was tanned with oak bark but soft clothing, gloving and footwear leathers were tanned with alum, oil, and combinations of these two materials.
With the discovery and introduction of basic chemicals like lime and sulphuric acid, tanners gradually abandoned their traditional methods and leather production slowly became a chemically based series of processes.
The growth of industrialization in the 18th and 19th centuries created a demand for many new kinds of leathers, especially belting leathers to drive the machines being introduced into industry, special leathers for use in looms in the textile industry, leathers for use as diaphragms and washers, leathers for use in transport and for furniture upholstery.
At the end of the nineteenth century, the invention of the motor car, modern roads, new ranges of coal tar dyestuffs, the demand for softer, lightweight footwear with a fashionable appearance, and a general rise in the standard of living created a demand for soft, supple, colorful leather. The use of the salts of the metal chromium was adopted and chrome tanning became the tannage for modern footwear and fashion leathers. It produces soft, supple, beautiful and fine leathers, reflecting the way we live.
About Thrux Lawrence
Make It Strong Enough - Then Double It
This phrase, make it strong enough, then double it, is attributed to the legendary John Browning. It was his mantra in how he designed his firearms so that they would be reliable and robust. This same phrase could be the mantra of Thrux Lawrence, based out of Coeur D'Alene, Idaho. Founded by Tanden Lauder with the simple goal of making goods that last, Thrux Lawrence has become manufacturer of goods meant to outlast their purchaser.
Tandon long had a fascination with antiques and items that were highly functional and made very well. He collected such items as a teenager and was became disappointed by modern day standards of product design and manufacturing. He set out to create a brand that would be synonymous with the highest of standards and with products that were built by artisans, in America, and that would last a lifetime.
Thrux Lawrence's approach to design is summed up on their site, "We start with the fundamental concept: “This design needs to be better, last longer, and function more smoothly.” We continually examine our collection to identify keys to longevity, and style. Once we combine the details, refine the function, and add “heft” to materials, we prototype the item, field test it, then collaborate with artisans for the build." The Japanese call this commitment to continues improvement, kaizen, and that idea is imbedded in the psyche of Tanden and all of Thrux Lawrences employees.