Twenty years ago, Canadian artisan James M. Brooks founded Bike Leather Co. in Toronto Canada where he began his business crafting one-of-a-kind belts. From classic to funky, "Bike Leather" Belts were the hit accessory for the specialty jeans stores of downtown Toronto.
The Queen St. West scene spawned a line of belts and bags with a look of the classic/industrial combo, rivets over stitching, designed to be durable with a bold fashion sense. The bulletproof appearance of this early collection suited the 80's genre.
James moved to a rural village where he now works from his studio and production workshop in Chelsea, Quebec designing and creating unique pieces for his select clients.
JMB pieces promise style and dedication to quality, produced with pride and superior craftsmanship.
JMB Canada is nestled in the foothills of the Gatineau park, Quebec. Staffed by three leathercraftsmen and an administrative and marketing assistant, we are intentionally small to remain flexible and to provide a personalised service to our customers. We are also committed to producing our superior quality leather fashion accessories right here in Canada, rather than outsource production to foreign markets.
JMB's mission is simple:
We produce high quality leather fashion accessories for discerning local and international consumers.
We are committed to designing sustainable products that will last a lifetime and reflect our passion for simple style without sacrificing quality and function. We are dedicated to providing a safe and gratifying work environment for our employees. Our community is important to us where we routinely support local events and artistic groups across our region.
JMB Canada. For Life.
How It's Made
Each piece is carefully designed with consideration to minimise the number of stitched panels and limit the use of hardware. Simplicity, form and function are our primary esthetic goals. All of the work is bench-made in very limited production runs. Our leather is of the highest grade vegetable-tanned product imported from south america and Europe. We choose solid brass and stainless steel harness hardware for our buckles and fasteners to deliver the highest performance and longevity in all the functional hardware used in our products.
The soul of the creator and the hand of the craftsman is in each and every piece.