Brettuns Village Trunks & Leather

Old Trunks, New Leather.  All from Maine.

January 17, 2000

Hello, and thanks for signing
up for the Brettun’s Village Leather newsletter.  This is a new idea
for us – we’ll do our best to update you about the new items that show
up in the barn, so you can be among the first to get what you need for
your crafts, projects, or business.

New items in the shop this
week include the following:

Crocodile print leather –
this is cowhide, split to about 2/3 oz, and run through a press that gives
it a faux-gator print look.  The leather is chrome-tanned, and is
black with a high gloss finish.  We have this available as scraps,
both standard ($3/lb) and premium ($4/lb, pieces larger than 3 to 4 square

The following items will
be added to the website later this week, if the snow doesn’t slow things

Pigskin Suede – we’re waiting
for a nice load of whole pigskins, chrome tanned, dyed through, in a wide
variety of colors.  All are suede finished.  We’ll be pricing
these by the whole hide, as low as we can go.  Each hide averages
about 10 square feet.  Sides are mostly 4/5 oz, some are thicker.

Fleece – We’ve struck up
a deal with one of Maine’s fleece outerwear manufacturers.  They have
excess, we buy excess, and so, we’re adding it to the list of products
we’ll be selling on a regular basis.  This is the stuff known as polar
fleece that socks, pull-overs, and outdoor gear are made of.  Wild
patterns, solid colors, and lots of it.  These will be large scraps,
generally over several square feet each, and will be sold for $2.50/pound,
plus 50 cents/lb shipping.  A pound can contain up to 8 square feet,
so you get a lot of fleece for your money.

I’ll update you as soon as
these items are shown on the website, so you can hop there and take a look.

How about this snow, huh? 
Finally looks like winter!


Churchill Barton