Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the history of Cecilia?

Founded in 2013, Cecilia continues a longstanding family tradition in leather manufacturing. Built upon generations of industry experience dating back to 1898, Cecilia’s roots range from hide tanning to recycled leather-fiber production.

How is the leather fabricated?

Material selected for the straps is full-grain Argentine cowhide. The tanning process gives the leather its supple feel, deep color, and distinctive aroma. Its full-grain structure provides strength and durability. The hides are also finished with surface treatments that further protect the leather from the elements.  

What is the alpaca fiber?

One of the finest and rarest in the world, this fiber is sheared and spun into wool from Peruvian alpacas. It is then woven by hand with traditional, centuries-old backstrap loom techniques. With over twenty shades of natural color, the fiber will not readily absorb water, has a high tensile strength, and is also hypoallergenic.

Where are the products made?

The products are assembled in New York City, USA, León, Mexico and Shenzhen, China, in collaboration with experienced leather-goods artisans who maintain high industry standards and practices. 

What is the shipping and returns policy?

If you are not completely satisfied with your order, you may return your strap for a 100% refund (free return shipping available in the continental United States). 

What is the photography section of the website?

The gallery showcases narrative mini-series from a curated selection of internationally-recognized photographers.  

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