What we do:We make leather belts! Simple to say, although there's a bit more to it.
The leather: We buy leather hides and cut them down into strips of the right width ready to be made into belts. (We do buy it precut sometimes).
Preparation: We ready the leather strips for fitting to a buckle. This means punching holes for rivets (for the classic belts) or press-studs (for jeans belts). This is how we make sure it's all solid leather (not bonded layers glued together).
There's no stitching to unravel as we use metal rivets and press studs. In fact, we're so sure of our leather we back it with our 3-year guarantee.
Your order: Finally, we wait for you, the customer, to tell us what you need and then we add the buckle, shorten the belt to the size you give us and send it on its way via the postie. If your UK order (we only deliver to the UK) is over £30, then you'll have free delivery too.
Our history: At Worldbelts we've been providing leather belts and buckles to our customers since 1997. We started back in '97, working from a "mobile merchandising unit". (You and I would call it a large hand cart). Back then we were known simply as Belts & Buckles.
The business was eventually renamed Worldbelts and in 2004 we moved into our shop in the Swindon Designer Outlet. In 2008 we became a limited company - Worldbelts Limited.
In 2015 we moved from unit 110 to our permanent shop just outside Gap (and still in the Swindon Designer Outlet). Our physical shop was also renamed to "Greens the Belt Maker". As you can see though, for our online store we're sticking with "Worldbelts".
The (work)shop: Our shop doubles as our workshop which makes your shopping experience a bit different. You can watch us hand-finish your order ready to take away. The scent of leather is quite unique too.
The team: The team, headed by the boss, Steve Green, has grown too - although we're not quite into double figures just yet. Don't expect to find us all in the shop at the same time though, it would be a bit too cosy.
By the way, every shop in the Outlet is indoors as are nearly all the walkways. This means you can stroll at leisure without the rain trickling down your neck.
See you soon.
© 2017 Worldbelts Ltd