To inspire people to find a joyful pride in American craft and embrace sustainable investment in the things we own.
The Acadian is a handmade luxury brand that creates heirloom quality fine writing instruments, leather goods, and everyday carry accessories for people seeking an honest and timeless piece that will endure for years. Often using materials sourced in Maine, we aspire to create items that show our pride in Maine heritage while encouraging our customers to view their items not as a purchase, but as an investment.
Owner and lead craftsman Chris Cavallari began his career in the film and television industries as a cameraman and director of photography. Over time, his woodworking and leathercraft hobbies became his career focus, and in 2017, he founded The Acadian after calls for the products he made for himself turned into a demand that showed promise of a viable business.
In the years since, The Acadian has grown its presence with a robust e-commerce website, active social media channels, and a range of wholesale accounts throughout Maine and New Hampshire.
Thanks to a demand for high quality investment pieces, heirloom quality leather goods and high quality writing instrument purchases have seen a boom among Millennials and Gen Z. One time use, throwaway culture is being swapped out for investment culture, and The Acadian is poised to be one of the frontrunners in the market.