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2020 PGA Merchandise Show

January 20, 2020

DCT Leathers will be at the PGA Tour Merchandise show in Orlando  Save the dates Wednesday- Friday January 22-24th 2020 Exhibiting Camelo Leather Luggage, Vintage Leather Collection and Fore Season Belts

Welcome to the 2020 PGA Merchandise Show!

Join us at the golf industry’s leading trade-only event, where PGA Professionals & Golf Industry Professionals gather to discover the latest trends in golf equipment & technology, apparel & accessories. At the PGA Merchandise Show you can attend the world’s largest Outdoor Demo Day, discover revolutionized education sessions taught by world class golf instructors, network with industry experts and much more.

PGA Show Days & Education Conference

  • Wednesday, January 22: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
  • Thursday, January 23: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
  • Friday, January 24: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

 

2017 PGA Tour Merchandise Show

December 10, 2016

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DCT Leathers will be at the PGA Tour Merchandise show in Orlando Booth#4362

Wednesday- Friday January 25-27th 2017

Exhibiting Camelo Leather Luggage and Vintage Leather Collection.

Fore Season Belts introduced last year at the show will also be on display.

We hope to see you there.

2016 PGA TOUR MERCHANDISE SHOW

January 29, 2016

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Jan27-29Wednesday-FridayPGA Show Days &
Education Conference
Orange County Convention Center
West Concourse – 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL

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We are pleased to announce our new line of hand made leather Fore Season (Golf) Belts that come in all colours. Spec details and pricing forthcoming. It has been a very successful trip, building a strong distributors’ network and getting orders. Our website will soon be updated to include more product from Camelo. Stay Tuned. Please contact us at 1 800-469-2793 or email us at dctleather@rogers.com for more information.

 

 

ASI Advertising Show – Chicago

July 27, 2014
Camelo Corporate Leather Gifts

Corporate Gifts Worth Giving

We just returned from the ASI show in Chicago. It was our most successful show to date. There was an enormous interest in our Camelo corporate leather gifts offering. We met many distributors who will be marketing our Camelo line in the USA and abroad. We are very excited about these partnerships. If you would like more information please visit us at..http://www.dctleathers.com/camelo/.

New DCT Leathers Website

July 3, 2014

We are pleased to announce that we have recently upgraded our website (www.dctleathers.com). We added additional product information and changed the design look and feel. The order process has remained intact. We hope you find the site easier to navigate  and be more responsive.

July 15-18, 2014 ASI Advertising Show – Chicago

May 16, 2014

The Ad Specialty Industry’s #1 Meeting Place. The ASI Show is the largest advertising specialty industry show . The ASI Show Chicago is a global show and is known to be one of the largest events in America. The exhibition focuses completely on the advertising, media, marketing, sales and customer relations. The leading professionals discuss about the marketing trends and strategies, advertising issues and various other features that may cause hurdle to the business owners. Well known personalities will be present who will provide information about the various developments and future plans regarding this .. DCT Leathers has attended this event each year. We will be displaying our fine desk top leathers produced by Muirhead and Bridge of Weir leathers group from Scotland and Camelo executive luggage distributor. Our booth number is 2015. Please drop by and find out why DCT Leathers has been so successful for over 40 years. Dave Turner is the owner and will be happy to assist in any way he can.

August 20-23 2014 IWF Atlanta

May 3, 2014

The International Woodworking Fair is the largest event for machinery, supplies, technology, materials and services for the Americas. DCT Leathers has attended this event each year. We will be displaying our fine desk top leathers produced by Muirhead and Bridge of Weir leathers group from Scotland. Our booth number is 1929. Please drop by and find out why DCT Leathers has been so successful for over 40 years. Dave Turner is the owner and will be happy to assist in any way he can.

A New Line of Leather Goods

December 27, 2013

Working in the leather business, it’s quite often assumed that we carry all kinds of finished leather goods, in addition to hides – “call the leather guy, I’m sure he has those leather _____”, and fill in the blank.  Shoes, purses, technology accessories – we’ve been asked about all kinds of different finished leather goods, and had to direct people to other places, until recently.

As a result of repeated inquiries over a period of time, we decided to investigate possible partnerships with leather good companies so that we didn’t have to turn these requests down.  The tough part of this search was finding a company whose work we liked, and whose leather is held to the same kinds of quality standards as our own – not an easy feat.  However, the first time we saw the work of Ricardo Camelo at Rical Leather Goods, we were sold.  His bags and briefcases are of exceptional quality, expertly designed and crafted, and he’s had a successful business for over 30 years.  With the trade laws loosening up between Canada, Columbia, and the U.S., it was the perfect time to form a partnership for the wider distribution of these great bags.

These bags are perfect for those looking for a high quality gift that will last and be remembered.  Corporate giveaways, complementary gifts for charitable donations – in any setting where quality leather is appreciated, these bags will be at home.  The line includes briefcases, portfolios, messenger bags, luggage, backpacks, and more – you can view a complete catalog on our website, or get in touch for more information.  We’re excited to continue this partnership and have the opportunity to offer our customers a more complete line of leather options.

 

 

Longevity of Leather: Looking Great over a Decade Later

November 19, 2013
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Capitol Building in Madison

At DCT, we’ve had the privilege of supplying leather to some pretty interesting jobs.  One such instance was back in the late 90’s, when the Wisconsin state government decided to renovate the interior of the capital building, and needed over 900 leather hides to complete the job.  If you’ve ever been to Madison, you’ll know it’s nearly impossible to miss the gorgeous capitol building – it’s the architectural focal point of the city – and so we were proud to offer our services to help the interior match the level of quality seen on the outside.

One interesting reason that DCT got the job was the size of our hides – some of the leather was used for the large seven or eight foot doors in the building, and the design on the upholstery favored larger hides, as they would mean less seams in the work.  In addition to the size of the hides, the color of this particular job was custom.  While DCT has a robust 140 color palette for our customers to choose from, but on orders over 30 hides, we also offer custom coloring options for larger orders.  This is a function of the production size of our tannery – while it’s not possible to run one hide at a custom color, when the order is for more than 1500 ft2 of hide, the option to do a run in a unique color is a nice touch.renovate the interior of the capital building, and needed over 900 leather hides to complete the job.  If you’ve ever been to Madison, you’ll know it’s nearly impossible to miss the gorgeous capitol building – it’s the architectural focal point of the city – and so we were proud to offer our services to help the interior match the level of quality seen on the outside.

You may be wondering why we’re talking about a job that happened over 10 years ago, and we have two reasons: the first is that they were so happy with their order, they’ve recently put in a second supplemental order for more for another part of the building. Second, throughout the ten years and the process of this new order, we never had a service issue with the leather.   This is remarkable, as the traffic in a public building tends to be higher than average, and yet still our leather was hardy enough to withstand the test of time, and still look great.

 

A Brief History Lesson: The Treaty of Ghent and Desktop Leather

October 24, 2013

We like history here at DCT, and when we have the opportunity to be a part of a project that has historical significance, we jump at the chance.  As many of our readers know, one of our areas of expertise is desktop leather, for antiques and custom furniture.  These worlds collided when we were asked to supply the leather for a replica that was being built of the desk at which President Madison signed the Treaty of Ghent to end the War of 1812.

Ghent tableNow if you remember from your high school history classes, the War of 1812, (also called the Second War of Independence) was fought between the U.S. and Great Britain, over trade, U.S. status as an independent nation, and U.S. expansion.  The American/Canadian border was a place of much conflict throughout the war, both by land and water, on the Great Lakes.  One particular battle in this war inspired Francis Scott Key to write what would later become the lyrics to the United States National anthem.  Interestingly, both Canadians and the U.S. view the conflict positively – Canadians retained their borders despite U.S. invasion attempts, and the trade negotiations between the U.S. and Great Britain were ultimately resolved.  While the resolution of the trade issues was largely a result of outcomes of the Napoleonic wars across the pond, U.S. independence was validated with the negotiations themselves, and ultimately with the Treaty of Ghent.  The treaty was signed in the neutral city of Ghent in Belgium by diplomats in the final days of 1814, and ratified in February of 1815 by each government.

It’s fitting that important documents are signed on nice pieces furniture (now the White House Museum has an entire room for it), and the desk we put our leather on was beautiful, and well crafted.  It is now on tour as part of an effort to promote education about the War of 1812, and will most likely end up in D.C. as part of a permanent visitor installation – so the next time you decide to brush up on your Canadian and American History and take a tour of Washington D.C., be sure to go check out our handiwork, and maybe learn a little along the way!

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