ADPT Watch Straps
Three years in the making, the ADPT Strap is currently the only American-made nylon strap of its kind. All ADPT Strap components, including the nylon ribbon, stainless steel hardware, bonded nylon thread, sewn-in label and even packaging are sourced and manufactured in the United States of America.
A lot goes into each and every ADPT strap. First, the nylon needs to be woven. This is an incredibly arduous process that begins with mono-filaments of nylon no thicker than a hair. These get braided together to create the fibers that are then woven into ribbon. Before that happens, the loom has to be prepared to weave the specific ribbon needed, a process that can take days. Once ready, the ribbon is woven on a traditional loom with wooden shuttles and all, and then dyed in a machine that is bigger than your average Brooklyn apartment.
Once finished, each ADPT Strap gets laser cut out to create clean and precise edges all around. At this point, the straps are ready to meet up with the hardware, which has its own story. Each ring and buckle starts off as simple steel stock, which has to be extruded, bent and stamped (for the buckle) into shape. Finally, the straps are stitched, packaged and made ready for shipment.