Announcement I'm adding new pouches as they're completed.
I'm adding new pouches as they're completed.
A Family Business
Otter Necessities is the result of imbibing too much stale vegamite while driving a jet-propelled snowblower at ridiculous rates of speed. Then the wombat appeared in the middle of the road. When the snow settled, we were left with one very flat wombat skin, a bill for snowblower repairs, and no cash. So we went into business . . .
We made a "kid harness" and leash for Robin, who had just learned to walk (he's in college now) It was great for places like the zoo and science fiction conventions. People kept asking us where we got it, so we made a few, made some belt pouches, and started trying to sell them. After two years we finally sold our first kid harness. Fortunately, we'd been selling plenty of other things in the meantime, refined our production techniques, and expanded our product line.
We take pride in the fact that all of our leather goods are handmade. Since we do the work ourselves, what we sell reflects directly back on us, and we pay attention to quality. Seams are sewn either by hand, with a heavy-duty sewing machine, or laced with real leather lace (no plastic!). We cut our belts out of hides ourselves, so we can cut them looooong, and avoid weak spots. When we decorate the leather items, we cut and tool the designs in so they will last, unlike mass-production stamping. Being engineers, our products are a little over-designed. We use heavy leather so things will wear well and not wear out. Also, most of our leather is water-resistant, by one method or another, so you don't have to worry about the weather.
The selection of merchandise shown is just that: a selection of our current merchandise (most of our sales are at conventions, etc.). See something you like, but want a different color, hardware, or other change? Contact us, we can probably make it (if we haven't already!).
Owner, Design, Doing The Books, Sales, And Making Most Of The Things.
Owner, Sales, Making Things, Moral & Tech Support
Maker, Sales, Making Things
Strong Like Ox
Pippin & Elrond
Dogs Under Foot
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
- Other Method
PayPal or Google Checkout preferred, and the best if you're in a hurry. Checks and money orders will be accepted, but only for the exact amount. No merchandise will be sent out until payment has cleared, please keep this in mind when ordering.
Refunds and Exchanges
PLEASE NOTE: Buckled belts which have been cut to length and have had buckle punched are NOT returnable. Please contact us for instructions on how to measure for correct belt sizing (unless and until I figure out how to post it!)