YRI Lifestyle was born and raised in America. Made in Maine, the people behind the product embody what the American spirit is all about; Resilience, Durability, & Adaptability have been what it takes for American manufacturers to succeed in a globalized environment.
To us, these people are the backbone of what makes America great. Our products and their stories stand as testimonies towards this belief. Built to last as an extension of self rather than just an accessory, these products are made to work for you.
Many manufacturing operations of companies have moved offshore, a compromise we won’t make here at YRI. We take pride in seeing the product through start to finish, and we support the domestic manufacturers who pour their hearts and souls into their work.
Tasman Industries is the tannery we pull our finest leather from. They have been in the leather business for 70 years now and have took the title as a major supplier in the Global Leather Market. Tasman has "dedicated their resources necessary to again produce breathtakingly beautiful leather on American soil." Tasman aims to bring pride back to this country and the "Made in America" brand.
Noted for its softer temper, the Nappa leather that makes up the Tasman leather collection is pliable and touchably smooth. It’s bold yet variable, giving it its own character with the end user in mind.
Horween Leather Co.
With 100 years under its belt, Horween manufacturing both figuratively and literally has buckled down in the leather industry to stay. Their focus on producing quality leather without shortcuts to the finished product aligns with YRI’s goal of providing you the same quality until it is in your hands. With guiding service principles such as quality, innovation, and consistency, this translates into a more consistent, higher quality product on our end. After all, you get what you put in, which is why at YRI, we partner with this well established manufacturer whose recipe for success and customer assurance has stood the test of time.
Noted for its superior comfort and durability, and made with a traditional craftsmanship that's more an art than the typical procedural processes within the manufacturing business. Chromexcel is a feature leather used in YRI products. This combination tanned leather produced by Horween undergoes 89 separate processes, with the formula that sees it through to creation largely unchanged since its inception. The aesthetic of the product as well as the devotion to a method that yields the highest quality leather over time can be summed up in one word; classic. So while it may sound suitable to polish up on your classics now and then, for YRI we’ve been making polished classic a mainstay in describing our products.