An Adan Ballou item is an amalgamation of western equestrian leather craft and the philosophies of art Nouveau, Art Deco, and French Couture. The work must speak, be original and striking, while being something you want to incorporate into your life.
We regard the time it takes to make an item as valuable part of its production. The meditative process of making something by hand provides an air, which simply cannot be reproduced by a machine.
We use natural and recycled materials and processes, which are respectful of the environment. We believe a company can accept a stewardship for the environment and society it operates in.
Most items are designed so they can be personally monogramed for the owner. This feature, combined with the properties of the materials used, ensures that each item can carry the history of its owner, as well as their name. More elaborate personalization, like family crests, or pictorials require consultation with an artist, and are available only on selected designs.
Each item is individually serial numbered, verifying its authenticity. The serial number denotes when the item was made and sets it apart from all others.
Using natural and recycled materials allows me to be very close to the mediums I use to create. Their raw and basic nature provides me with a flexibility and authenticity that few other mediums offer. I find myself unbound, limited not by the pallet I’ve chosen, but set free by the potential I can imagine.