Cecilia Gallery Camera Straps Offer Strength and Savings

May 1, 2014

By Barbara Goldman

© Cecilia Gallery

 Cecilia Gallery camera straps are made of leather and handwoven alpaca wool.

Cecilia Gallery is a showcase for photography and also a service company that  strives to make the finest quality products that support cultures and creativity. They feature a growing photography collection of narrative mini-series as well.

Working closely with a family leather business that has been around since 1803, Cecilia’s leather is of the highest quality. The leather selected for the straps is full-grain Argentinian cowhide. The tanning process gives the leather its supple feel, deep color, and traditional aroma, and its full-grain structure provides strength and durability. The hides are finished in the USA with surface treatments that further protect the leather.

The traditional Peruvian textiles are handwoven with techniques that have been passed down over centuries and generations.  Alpaca fiber is one of the finest and rarest in the world. The fiber is sheared and spun into wool from Peruvian alpacas and woven with traditional backstrap loom techniques that have been practiced for centuries. The ends of the straps are reinforced with precision-engineered nylon webbing. They have been professionally tested for strength and durability. 

Cecilia maintains relevant traditions while evolving with new techniques that blend with those traditions. During a trip to Cusco, Peru in 2011, Cecilia owner and founder Michael Fleisch crossed paths with a woman selling handwoven alpaca wool belts. He decided to combine the belt with leather in order to make a camera strap. Fleisch showed the strap to a friend and now business partner, MacLean Fisher, who encouraged him to perfect the design and take the straps to market. 

Cecilia Gallery belts.

In early 2013, Cecilia Gallery incorporated, and Fleisch and Fisher hope to continue making products that support cultures and creativity.  They are offering all PhotoServe and WPPI Photo Group members a 25% discount on their straps and belts.  The discount to all Photo Group members is available for all orders purchased via and is redeemable at the end of the checkout process. Join PhotoServe Now to get this  25% discount from Cecilia Gallery. Membership also gets you  30% discounts on all  PDN and WPPI Photo Group contests and registration discounts for WPPI and Photo Plus Expo trade shows now.

In conjunction with their camera straps, Cecilia Gallery also encourages photographers to send photographic mini-series, which can be viewed here.

PhotoServe and WPPI Photo Group members, please contact Barbara Goldman or Noah Christensen to receive the special discount code for Cecilia Gallery 25% discount