FOUNT bags are created using the highest quality construction techniques and materials. Each product is designed with intention at our Cleveland headquarters, where we have a small batch production team, producing limited runs, making repairs, and monogramming orders. We primarily work hand-in-hand with ethical manufacturing partners in the USA, in the Dominican Republic, and in Mexico to craft our leather goods.
One of the partners that we work with has locations in Naples, FL and in the Dominican Republic. This manufacturer is multi-generation family owned and has been in business for over 100 years. Many of their artisans have been perfecting their leather-making skills for several decades.
Another manufacturing partner that we work with is located in Léon, Mexico. Léon has a rich history in expert craftsmanship and is revered as a leather goods capital of the world. It is home to many tanneries certified by the Leather Working Group, a non-profit organization responsible for leading environmental certification for the world's leather manufacturing industry.
FOUNT works with a third party fair trade consultant and audits each production partner to ensure that artisans are being paid above the living wage for their region and have safe working environments amongst other important ethical standards.