We wanted to introduce you to our friends at Wicket & Craig:

 

Founded in 1867, Wickett & Craig is a world premiere vegetable tannery. Veg-tanning is a natural, labor-intensive method that requires skilled workers. The eco-friendly process produces durable, exquisite leathers recognized for their depth of color and rich patina. Simply put their leathers not only endure, but get better with age.

Wickett & Craig calls Curwensville, Pennsylvania home, making it one of the only specialty vegetable tanneries in the U.S.A.

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[Image: Kicking up some dust in the Judean desert on an epic adventure. And yes, for you eagle eyes, I kept my COURG at EST and used the bezel for IST.]

Greetings courageous crew! Wow. I can’t believe it’s been one year since we started fulfillment on the first COURG production run.

After a year of mostly feeling like I mostly trekked the e-commerce wilderness, it’s time to take a breath, and get my bearings. So, I wanted to debrief with you all about what we’ve worked on this year and where I hope we’re headed.

“You can choose courage or you can choose comfort, but you cannot choose both.” Brené Brown

TL;DR

  1. Redux & Co. 2016: Beyond the comfort zone
  2. Mission Accomplished: Flyboy Nicholas, Wings for Wishes
  3. The Redux & Co. Workshop
  4. 2016 strap build in progress
  5. Limbo: Strap changer multitool order
  6. Navy Squadron special edition
  7. R&D: Seeking new ballistic nylon material + technology
  8. Welcome, Glazy — client care+support extraordinaire!
  9. E-commerce stack build out
  10. 2017 Projects? Paging IP attorney?
  11. Fulfillment & repair operations migrate Stateside
  12. 17 Book recommendations from my 2016 stack

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(Image courtesy firefighter H.Hudgins, on duty)

“Jump off the cliff and learn how to make wings on the way down.”
– Ray Bradbury

#COURGcrew —

Thank you, thank you, ad infinitum. I thank each of you for rallying around when we jumped off the Kickstarter cliff of building something new. Your enthusiasm, passion, and patience were the essence that became the nuts, bolts, gears and drive that made COURG possible. I apologize for the lengthy radio silence. Let’s debrief, crew.

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