Products from CECILIA Gallery
The history of CECILIA begins in Europe in the middle of the 19th century. Two German families, Kromwell and Fleisch, emigrated from Germany to the United States in the 1930s and together founded the Cromwell Leather Group. The CECILIA company is run as a family business by Michael Fleisch, the great-grandson of the founder Curtis Cromwell of the Cromwell Leather Group, in the 5th generation. CECILIA can look back on more than 160 years of expertise in leather goods production, with a history of supplying leather goods to renowned companies such as Leica, Agfa, Graflex, Coach and Ray Ban Bausch & Lomb. Today, CECILIA focuses on the needs of the modern photographer and traveler and produces exceptional bags and accessories with recognition value from high-quality raw materials.
CECILIA is known, among other things, for its camera straps made with the finest baby alpaca wool, a sustainably produced raw material from the Peruvian Andes, whose processing supports the local communities around Cusco, historic capital of Peru. After shearing, the wool is spun into a hypoallergenic fiber that hardly absorbs any moisture and has an extremely high tensile strength. This natural raw material is then woven by hand on horizontal hipbelt looms, a very old form of backstrap loom, according to a centuries-old tradition and combined with the best full-grain smooth leather from Argentinean cattle with a refined surface. In addition, many CECILIA camera straps and hand loops are completely or partially, invisible to the eye, interwoven with an extremely tear-resistant nylon fabric, which has been tested for a tensile weight of over 100 kg. A camera carrying accessory manufactured with the high demand to last a camera life long.