Loyal Stricklin


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Words by Isaac Ray Norris

Photos provided by Loyal Stricklin

 

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Loyal Stricklin is an idea built from nothing. One hide turned to two, two to four, and four to many more. With a few simple tools, Michael Stricklin began his story: one built on hard work, late nights, and too many cups of coffee. Loyal Stricklin is located in historic Opelika, Alabama—just a few feet from the train tracks that helped the town spring to life more than 100 years ago. Often the train rushes by, drowning out the sounds of work, ever reminding of the fact that its presence created the town.

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Loyal Stricklin believes intensely in helping the world, not just through saving resources through creating products that last, but from creating a lasting social impact. Loyal Stricklin is dedicated to giving back to their fellow man, by donating 20% of its profit to worthy causes around the world. They believe in programs that fight to combat sex trafficking, modern day slavery, oppression, and improving the quality of life of people around the world. This year, Loyal Stricklin is donating exclusively to The International Justice Mission.

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You're not just buying a wallet, or a candle, or a mug; you're buying into someone's passions, their dream, their livelihood. It's as if you get a glimpse into a part of their day—through their eyes—where they spent hours looking over and shaping the same piece that you now hold in your hands. That same care and attention will rest loyally in your hands, in your pocket, and in use for years to come. There's a beauty and a warmth to it that just isn't possible with your normal big box store purchase.