Smathers & Branson Dancing Bears Needlepoint Hip Flask
A unique, hand-stitched hip flask delivered all the way from Smathers & Branson, the original needlepoint belt brand in the USA. A 6oz stainless steel hip flask and Smathers & Branson's signature needlepoint made from the finest French cotton and finished with the finest-grain Italian leather.
Smathers & Branson have created these exquisite accessories by searching high and low for the best Artisans in the business, and finding him in Vietnam. Each key fob is lovingly hand-stitched and assembled – the incredible art of Needlepoint is time consuming, but Smathers & Branson have helped to create a Cottage Industry in Vietnamese villages supplying hundreds of people with a flexible job and income to aid their lifestyles.
Smathers & Branson joined forces in 2004, after looking to buy needlepoint belts and realising there was not a company that created the finished item. The biggest challenge they faced was finding an artisan skilled enough to create a product to the perfect standard they were looking for – but after spending time in Vietnam and meeting with stitchers face to face to outline exactly what it was they were seeking they found their artisans and have formed an incredible working relationship. Their new partner had plans to teach their needlepoint craft to 100 of his fellow villagers to provide jobs in the community, that were flexible around the rice harvest in the area. This mutualistic relationship has continued to grow; the villagers have been provided with a wonderful opportunity whilst creating beautiful, individual pieces for Smathers & Branson. Since the success of the belts, the company has gone on to make lots of different needlepoint accessories – all special, unique and make a wonderful addition to our Glaze & Gordon range.
A winter's day dog walk, on the shooting field on in your hunt coat pocket - these flasks are perfect for any occasion.
You are guaranteed to find a design to suit even the hardest to please out of your family and friends, and this makes these flasks a wonderful gift opportunity for any occasion.
- 6oz stainless steel flask.
- Needlepoint trimmed with leather.
- Made from the finest of French cotton and Italian leather
- Many designs available – if we do not stock one which you would like then please e-mail us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Material: Cotton/Leather/Stainless Steel
Care: If the cotton gets dirty, then use a small amount of soap with warm water and spot clean. For maximum protection you can use Scotchgard – but follow the instructions specifically and be careful to only treat the cotton thread.