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  • Yes, some more, but just a few. Things by their name will remain a small design cosmos. New products will continue being smart and simple, made unique, and finely crafted. I cannot comment any further on new products like strap, toy... ops! If you’d like to know about new product events, subscribe to the newsletter. Newsletters are very short, and they only happen now and then.

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  • Everything is made with wood, leather or wool. Only those three. Sometimes you need to add a metal hook, a ring or a rivet, but that’s it. The wood comes from pruned trees or up-cycled hardwood that I take my time to go hunting for. Premium quality full grain leather is vegetable tanned in a Spanish town where some small businesses keep the tradition alive. And the felt I use is 100% sheep's wool made nearby using processes which are environmentally friendly. I don’t aim at making things that will appeal to everyone. I aim at making finely crafted unique designs. Rethinking objects functionality and making them so they will last long and age beautifully. I hope that they will be remembered and never thrown away. I believe that loving the things that you use and using the things that you love brings a little magic into our lives.

  • I prefer to keep leather untreated or lightly rubbed with an oil-free hand moisturizer. You should avoid leaving it exposed to rain, moisture or extreme temperatures. If eventually it gets wet, let it dry naturally. The leather will become a bit stiffer. Once dry, apply a small amount of hand cream. That should bring back its lost flexibility. There is no need to do this often, though. In fact, in most cases, I would prefer to leave that job to your own hands' natural oils. The wood is almost untreated. Only an olive oil soap finish is applied. Eventually, with the passing of time, if you think the wooden surface has dried quite a bit, apply a very light amount of wood treatment oil with a cloth. However, the wood block of Leash and Keyring is small and that could make it fragile. Avoid hitting it on hard surfaces. Things by their Name products are designed and made sturdy to withstand daily use and some abuse. But over time they will show signs of wear. Don’t worry, that’s the whole idea. Treasure Leash and it will keep its strength while becoming smoother. It will age nicely together with your best friend. Daily use will make it acquire a beautiful ever-changing patina which will tell its legendary story.

  • Things By Their Name is an idea of Javier Catalá, photographer (www.usaps.net) and product designer.

General conditions

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  • All Things by their name are one of a kind. Simply there is not two identical things. A lot of thought, time, and craftsmanship goes into making every thing with a truly unique character. When an item gets sold it’s gone. Immediately after, a new one will come into the shop, but it will be also unique and different. Where it says unique it means unique.

  • It depends on the country you want your items to be shipped to. But typically they are around 8.00 Euros for most places.

  • For Europe from 2 to 5 working days. Rest of the world may vary depending on final destination, but it should be from 5 to 12 days.

  • Orders from outside the EU may be subject to import tax and customs fees on delivery which are due on arrival. I cannot predict what these charges might be as they vary from country to country. If you need any detailed information about these charges please contact your local customs office. However, often, orders are not charged customs, as in many cases they are below the minimum threshold required. But if you are based outside the EU, and your order does require these additional charges, they must be paid by you in order for your package to clear customs.

  • Sure thing. If you would like to return your thing, please send it back within 15 days. Returned things should be in perfect and absolutely unused condition. Including product packaging and any ‘goodie’ ;-) that came in it. When sending back an order you’ll be responsible for those shipping costs. As soon as I receive your parcel I’ll refund you, however the original shipping cost of your order won’t be refunded. If your order was shipped under a “free shipping” offer, the actual cost of delivery will be deducted before you are refunded. Even though they are offered for free to you, Things by their Name pays for shipping something like 8 to 25 Euros depending on destination.