During our strap research we became more and more interested in the history of perlon straps and synthetic fibers.
It was this way we found out about the story of Wallace Hume Carothers.
The almost forgotten inventor of nylon.
Wallace Hume Carothers was born on April 27th, 1896 in Burlington, Iowa. In his youth, it soon became clear he would grow up to become a brilliant chemist. After several
academic jobs, he was hired at Dupont Company, where he invented the very first synthetic fiber in the world called nylon. With his invention, a million possibilities
of the material came to life. We felt this brilliant mind should not be forgotten and we named our brand after Wallace Hume.