About this project
Currently Alden Seats makes custom brogue style hand made seats to order for small shops and individuals. Our saddles are made from top quality leather for incredible durability and longevity.
The goal for Alden in 2012 is to premiere a line of ready to ride leather covered seats that maintain and improve the same hand made quality and style of my current custom seats. There will be three seat shapes to start, with four leather colors and nine distinct designs. Styles will include a retro road and track seat, A dutch style comfort seat and a slim Pivotal style BMX and MTB seat. These three styles cover the main markets of cycling. Alden would primarily be centered around the rapidly growing community of cyclists purchasing light weight dutch style city bikes and custom bike builders of road and track bikes.
In order to maintain quality and the unique craftsman character of the brand. Every seat we make will be finished in California, our hides will be embroidered, laser cut and upholstered there. Although our goal is to have a entirely USA made product, almost all seat manufacturing occurs in China and Taiwan so seat bases will be purchased from those sources and all leather work will be completed in California.
Leather will be sourced from USA based tanneries that have the best environmental record and use the newest non toxic tanning processes. The ultimate goal is to always strive to create the most environmentally friendly product
Alden’s goal will also eventually feature designs using high quality leather alternatives like waxed hemp, glazed cotton and recycled Ultra-suede.
The funding Alden Seats is gaining through Kick Starter is to cover the cost of manufacturing, the purchase of seat blanks, leather, & tooling for our first production run.
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