We use the best materials available for our bags. Solid copper and brass rivets, brass and stainless steel buckles, Horween and Wicket and Craig leather, 18 ounce cotton duck canvas, Cordura nylon fabric, all solid brass hardware. Most of our materials are sourced here in the USA. If we have the choice to buy US made materials, we do. The balms and soaps we make are made with all natural ingredients. We use essential oils instead of fragrance oils, we use beeswax in our base instead of petroleum oil, we use minerals or dried herbs/flower petals for coloring instead of artificial colors. Every item for sale at Burning Maple Farm is made at the farm.