Announcement Welcome to Orion Belt Company...where you will find completely handmade ONE PIECE leather belts. We make each belt from start to finish. No bonded, glued together belts here! These belts will last you for years to come. Feel free to ask any questions! Thanks for stopping by!
Welcome to Orion Belt Company...where you will find completely handmade ONE PIECE leather belts. We make each belt from start to finish. No bonded, glued together belts here! These belts will last you for years to come. Feel free to ask any questions! Thanks for stopping by!
jvaljean56 on Jul 17, 2016
Was willing to work with me to add odd length.
Beverly Spigel on Jul 14, 2016
Very thick and stiff leather. Exactly like the picture shown.
How Orion Leather Company came to be.
Orion leather started out selling leather accessories to the retail customer in 1997. In 2001, I went to the last Pan American Leather Fair held In the USA. I was looking for American leather belt manufacturers. Customers were constantly asking for real American made belts. So, I set out to find the manufacturers. At the show, I found no American based manufacturers producing the leather goods I was looking for. What I did find were the companies that sold the machines for producing the leather goods I was after. So there on the floor of the show, I decided to become manufacturer. It took about 9 months to build the capitol needed to buy all of the equipment needed. Some of the machinery was custom built to our specifications in Italy, which took some time to receive. On September 11, (9/11), the manufacturing equipment was finally delivered. This is a day I'm sure we will never forget.
So, I set out to break into the wholesale business. This proved to be more difficult than I had planned. I built the capitol for the equipment, however, I learned that to stock the amount of leathers and hardware I needed to sustain the wholesale end was almost unattainable so, I had to back up and re-think the entire plan. After truly struggling for few years to get the wholesale business off the ground, I decided to go directly to the customer base via online shops. I did away with the idea of wholesale all together and began focusing on individual customers. I designed about 150 style belts and opened stores on Ebay, Amazon, Etsy, as well as my own web store. After 3 years, the business had grown so much that I almost couldn't handle it. At the same time I then had companies calling asking about buying wholesale orders from us. I couldn't believe it! It was if the company had come full circle. What I had tried so hard to do in the beginning, just fell into my lap. This was my learning curve. The new way business worked. I wish I had known this from the beginning, but I'm glad that we had all of the struggles we did. From this trial and error we learned so much. This knowledge is priceless... the only way to get it is through the trials and tribulations of starting your own business. You learn the valuable lessons from all of the success and failures. You win some, you lose some. Orion is still at it today. Buying new equipment, designing new styles, and branching out into new market places.
One family's small idea turned into one companies big dream
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
Payment is expected and appreciated within 3 days of purchase.
USA shipping: $2.95 USPS first class mail each additional item is $1.50.
Canada international shipping: $4.95 USPS first class international mail each additional item is $2.50.
Every where else International shipping: $9.00 USPS First Class International, each additional item will be $5.00