Founded in 2012: Opelika, Alabama
Loyal Stricklin is an idea built from nothing. One hide turned to two, two to four, and four to many more. With a few simple tools, Loyal Stricklin built their story: one built on hard work, late nights, and too many cups of coffee. Their studio is located in historic Opelika, AL just a few feet from the train tracks that helped this town spring to life over 100 years ago. Often the train rushes by, drowning out the sounds of work, reminding thrm that its presence created the space they now call home.
To Loyal Stricklin, its more than just creating beautifully crafted products. Its about creating a bigger impact on the world. Loyal Stricklin donates a portion of their proceeds to sex trafficking, modern day slavery, oppression, and improving the quality of life of people around the world. Loyal Stricklin also focuses on supporting the makers, something we at Founded emphasize.
Why Support the Makers?
“The maker movement is just so real, so tangible. You’re not just buying a wallet, or a candle, or a mug; you’re buying into someone’s passions, their dream, their livelihood. It’s as if you get a glimpse into a part of their day–through their eyes–where they spent hours looking over and shaping the same piece that you now hold in your hands. That same care and attention will rest loyally in your hands, in your pocket, and in use for years to come. There’s a beauty and a warmth to it that just isn’t possible with your normal big box store purchase.
Even if you decide not to purchase from us, we hope that you will purchase with a purpose from makers, from artists, and from average Joe’s just chasing their dreams and living life by their own terms.” – Michael Stricklin Founder of Loyal Stricklin
Where to find Loyal Stricklin
The Loyal Stricklin Flagship store opened on May 23rd, 2016 in Downtown Opelika, AL. The flagship store will contain our full line of leather goods, as well as grooming, apothecary, notebooks, sketching supplies, and accessories for men and women
Loyal Stricklin Flagship Store
711 Avenue A
Opelika, AL 36801