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Griffin Technology Partners with Col. Littleton to Create Heirloom-Quality Leather Goods
Nashville, TN — November 23, 2010 — Griffin Technology Inc., maker of innovations for everyday life, today announced a Co-Op partnership with Col. Littleton, purveyor of fine accouterments in the Americana tradition. Together, Griffin and Col. Littleton are committed to producing heirloom-quality leather goods that blend old world craftsmanship with the needs of the new world tech enthusiast.
“Leather has a way of communicating quality and permanence like no other material,” said Mark Rowan, President of Griffin Technology. “We wanted to develop the highest quality leather goods possible, and with Col. Littleton, we’ve done just that.”
“Americana meets high tech head-on in this cooperative partnership,” says Garry A. Littleton, President of Col. Littleton Ltd., Inc. “We feel a kindred spirit with the people at Griffin. Even though our companies may seem quite different at first glance, if you look underneath the surface, you’ll find the same pioneer spirit and commitment to excellence both in product quality and customer experience. We are proud to be associated with Griffin in bringing these innovative products to the marketplace.”
Griffin’s design team set out to bring to market a line of bags and cases that would be, without qualification, the best-built leather bags and cases available anywhere. In their search, they soon found Col. Littleton, situated just 70 miles south of their Nashville headquarters. Col. Littleton’s Lynnville, Tennessee, workshop has designed and hand-made small-batch leather goods for 23 years. Every Col. Littleton product is steeped in Americana, with vintage-inspired designs developed to fit the needs of modern consumers. Through the Griffin + Col. Littleton Co-Op Initiative, Griffin and Col. Littleton are able to bring tech enthusiasts heirloom-quality leather goods to carry, use, and protect their personal technology for a lifetime.
The initial offering from the Griffin + Col. Littleton Co-Op features eight artisan-quality pieces, ranging from wallets to sleeve-style cases, portfolios, and bags. Each piece is hand-made in the Col. Littleton workshop in Lynnville, Tennessee, from soft, dry-milled American Steer Hide leather. Every cut of leather is meticulously prepared, never stained, and checked for perfection. The designs, themselves, are the result of months—or even years—of thought and experimentation. Once each piece is constructed, the customer may choose to personalize it with their initials. Such care, attention to detail, and classic design ensures that your Griffin + Col. Littleton accessory outlasts even the technology that fits inside.
Every Griffin + Col. Littleton piece has its own story to tell and a legacy to leave. To get the full story behind each piece in the Griffin + Col. Littleton Co-Op, just click the on the corresponding image, or on any of the links, below.
For more information about the Griffin + Col. Littleton Co-Op Initiative, please visit www.griffintechnology.com/coop/col_littleton.
Pricing and Availability
Initial offerings of the Griffin + Col. Littleton Collection are now available online at www.griffintechnology.com. The No. 42 Courier Bag for laptop and iPad will be available in early December.
- Col. Littleton No. 50 Wallet Brown: $80.00
- Col. Littleton No. 2 Clutch for iPad: $176.00
- Col. Littleton No. 1 Docker or iPad: $167.50
- Col. Littleton No. 5 Pocket for iPad: $157.50
- Col. Littleton No. 36 Trekker for iPad: $425.00
- Col. Littleton No. 21 Portfolio for iPad: $349.50
- Col. Littleton No. 42 Courier Bag for laptop and iPad: $695.00 (available early December)
About Col. Littleton
Founded in 1987, Col. Littleton Ltd., Inc. is a privately held, Lynnville, TN (pop. 327) based company offering authentic upscale leather and specialty products in the Americana tradition. Colonel Garry A. Littleton designs each product with an artistic eye, and most items are handmade in the company’s own workshop by local craftsmen. Each piece is molded with careful detailed handwork and his hope is that all Col. Littleton goods have staying power and become special items to their owner, maybe even family heirlooms. This personal touch became the foundation on which the company’s philosophy was born. www.colonellittleton.com
About Griffin Technology
Founded on Paul Griffin's kitchen table in 1992, Griffin Technology Inc. has grown into one of the world's largest providers of personal computing and digital media accessories. Unique and prolific designs such as iTrip, PowerMate, iFM, iMic and Evolve have inspired numerous accolades and frequent imitation. Today, Griffin products are still conceived, designed and developed in-house and push the envelope of the industry they helped create. The Co-op Initiative marks another step forward, pairing Griffin engineers with top fashion, art and cultural innovators to create personal technological statements. Learn more about the Co-op Initiative, as well as Griffin's entire range of ingenious designs, at www.griffintechnology.com.
© 2010 Griffin Technology Inc. The Co-Op Initiative is a trademark of Griffin Technology. iPhone is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc. All other product names and trademarks are property of their respective companies.