THE TASMAN STORY

Please excuse me... I will now attempt to make a 70-year history brief!

The Tasman Family is no stranger to the leather industry. For nearly 70 years now, the Tasman Group has been and continues to be a reliable processor and supplier of premium USA Hides and Skins to the global markets. Having a sustainable network of suppliers from coast to coast, has allowed our volumes to steadily increased from the 4 hides, in 1947,  to the approximately 160,000/week produced today in 2014.
That means nearly, of all the cattle, 1 of 4 in the United States comes  Tasman  With such a vast supply, we are able to sample the various material from every nook and cranny in the United States. 

 

THE EARLY YEARS

 

There is no question about it, we are what we are in the industry today, because of the ideals and ethical prcatices instilled in us by our founder, Goodman "Goodie" Tasman. Goodie was a true American patriot, having serving this great country he loved so dearly in World War II, only to return home to a loving wife and young son, but no job. The message was clear and the need for a steady pay check was a must. Goodie quickly enlisted the help of his younger brothers to come and join him in the business. With their purchase of a whopping 4 hides on their first week, the Tasman brand was formed. 

 

GENERATION II

 

It was not until the late 1970's, that the second generation of Tasman's would join the business. In 1977, Goodie's youngest son Norman, clocked in and never clocked out! Goodie and Norman were a dynamic duo, the perfect tag team, especially when it came to the business, but above all they were best friends. The dynamic duo rapidly became the "TASMAN TRIFECTA" when Noman's wife Alice joined team in the early 1980's. Together, the three worked slowly and meticulously, growing their single location in Louisville, Kentucky, to became 2 locations, and 2 became 3, and 3 became 4 and so on. Today, the TASMAN group has stretched their arms from the Atlantic to the Pacific with 15 manufacturing facilities in North America, and TASMAN representation on every continent. Still to this day, both Alice and Norman manage the company Norman, as our President and CEO.  knowledge of the raw material side of the industry ha Having a sustainable network of suppliers from coast to coast, has allowed us to sample various material from every nook and cranny in the United States.  have allowed our volumes to steadily increased from the 4 hides produced in our firstweek by our founder Goodman "Goodie" Tasman, in 1947,  to the approximately 160,000/week produced today in 2014. This means that Tasman lays a hand on roughly 20-25% of the 30 Million plus cattle production in the United States. >>FAST FORWARD>>>

 

GENERATION III

 

As of 2009, the rest of the Tasman Family had finally joined the company. Norman and Alice have two sons, Aaron and Jason Tasman working in the business now as well. Both born into the industy and from early ages, expressed great interest in the business and continuing the family legacy. Since the induction of the Tasman brothers, the Tasman's set their sights on their next big adventure. The opportunity to purchase one of the most recognized finishing tanneries in the world, presented itself. The facility located in Hartland, Maine, had fallen under hard financial times, but would be a shame to stand by and watch the tannery and the town    

 

Upon acquiring the tannery of the former and globally recognized Prime Tanning, we spend the man hours cleaning up the vintage facility and getting the heart and soul back into the leather. After resurrecting many precious formulas from deep within our tannery archives, these world renowned leathers that have not been made by their Original formula in over 20 years! These recognized leathers will once again appear in the global marketplace. TASMAN has spent countless hours of work to uncover numerous renowned leathers from the depths of our Tannery vault. correct formula in over 20 years! These Original leathers known as Crazy Horse, Rage, Pitstop, and Floater will once again appear on global scene according to their ORIGINAL Recipe!! It takes the knowledge of a seasoned tanner or "artist" and the experience to see the potential of every Hide or "canvas." In our industry, the canvas changes with every animal.

 

 

TASMAN Originals

Crazy Horse, Pitstop, Rage, Floater, etc.

 NEW Suede Foils

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Mellow Camo
Mellow Camo

Rose Gold Multi #TLG-440

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Interlock
Interlock

Black with Enchanted Silver

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Camo
Camo

Mandarin with Bronze multi

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Swatch 38.jpg
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Tasman Original - Rage
Tasman Original - Rage
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Tasman Original - Rage
Tasman Original - Rage
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Tasman Original - Rage
Tasman Original - Rage
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Tasman Original - Rage
Tasman Original - Rage
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Tasman Original - Pit Stop
Tasman Original - Pit Stop
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Tasman Original - Hawthorne
Tasman Original - Hawthorne
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North American Deerskin

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Vinny Deerskin
Vinny Deerskin

North American Whitetail Deerskin.

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Vinny Deerskin
Vinny Deerskin

North American Whitetail Deerskin.

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Vinny Deerskin
Vinny Deerskin

North American Whitetail Deerskin

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Spirit Deerskin
Spirit Deerskin

North American Whitetail Deerskin

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Rebel Deerskin
Rebel Deerskin

North American Whitetail Deerskin

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Rebel Deerskin
Rebel Deerskin

North American Whitetail Deerskin

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EARThQuAkE

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Earthquake
Earthquake
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Earthquake
Earthquake
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Earthquake
Earthquake
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Earthquake
Earthquake
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Earthquake
Earthquake
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Swatch 94.jpg
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