Colonial Leather was established in March of 1988. The company’s beginnings in 1988 were in the garage at the rear of a house in the Bendigo suburb of Eaglehawk. The main products made in the late eighties consisted of leather goods for a wide range of applications which included belts, gift, souvenirs and musical instrument straps. Before long the company began to specialise in mainly straps.
By the early nineties, Colonial Leather had become the only large scale guitar strap manufacturer in Australia, and by the end of the nineties could boast of not only having the largest share of the Australian market but also extensive export into many countries including the U.S.A., Europe, and Asia even exporting a limited amount of product to China.
Colonial Leather pride themselves for having some of the highest quality guitar straps produced any where in the world today and have manufactured straps for companies like Maton, Gibson, and Washburn.