In this era of disposable everything, it’s surprising to find a company that has a real, literal lifetime guarantee on their products. Enter Emil Congdon, the Nashville, TN based designer and his line of handcrafted goods, called Emil Erwin. According to the site, Emil Erwin is “Part of a revival of small companies devoted to restoring the American manufacturing tradition.” The products you’ll find at EmilErwin.com are high quality and functional; products that are meant to be passed down and used for generations.
Emil Erwin products include bags, belts, wallets, and even a waxed canvas apron. Most, if not all products are made to order, and will take a bit of time for you to receive, but from the looks of the products available, it’ll be worth the wait. When it comes to belts, bigger guys are in luck – you’ll find sizes to 50 waist. If you need a custom size, you can send them an email to discuss what you’re looking for. Prices range from $100 for select belts or wallets, to $1,100 for their top tier bags. Keep in mind that these products are meant to last at least throughout your lifetime, so anything you buy from Emil Erwin should be considered an investment.
Emil goes above and beyond in order to show customers that he believes in his products by offering a lifetime guarantee on them. Here’s the guarantee, direct from the website:
All Emil Erwin products are guaranteed. Should you find a flaw in craftsmanship or defect in material, we will fix or replace your item at no charge for your natural life. Willed items discussed on a case by case basis.
Hard to argue with that. Not only will they fix your purchased products at no charge as long as you live, but they’ll work with whomever you will your Emil Erwin product to as well. That’s not something you find every day. The holidays are coming and an Emil Erwin bag, wallet, or tote could be a thoughtful, long-lasting gift for a friend, family member, or even for yourself.