Portland-based BDSM products manufacturer Spartacus Leathers is nominated for Best Fetish Manufacturer and Best Boutique for the 2016 AVN Awards. Taking place at The Joint in Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday, January 23, 2016, the AVN Awards celebrates the best of the best in the adult entertainment.
“Thank you, AVN, for these nominations,” says Spartacus Leathers Vice President Josh Miller. “We’re thrilled to be recognized for not only our products, which are available through our retail partners globally, but also for our flagship brick-and-mortar retail store. We pride ourselves in the level of customer support and education we provide, both in person as well as online. We look forward to 2016 with a great deal of optimism as to where we will go as a company.”
For over three decades, the AVN Awards show, dubbed “the Oscars of adult” by Entertainment Weekly, has been the adult industry’s biggest night and the award itself, the industry’s highest honor. With a stylish red carpet pre-show and lavish star-studded ceremony, AVN celebrates outstanding achievements in “the business of pleasure”; this year’s Awards Show will be hosted by Anikka Albrite and Joanna Angel. For more information, visit www.AVNAwards.com, www.Facebook.com/TheAVNAwards, or www.Twitter.com/AVNAwards.
Founded in 1987 by “Big Al” Bedrosian, Spartacus Leathers began in the basement of the original Portland retail store. By providing high-quality, handcrafted kink gear, and under Big Al’s supervision, which included decades of experience in a variety of adult retail outlets, the company grew quickly to become a decades-long mainstay of the BDSM and adult communities.
A visionary pioneer of the BDSM products industry, Big Al passed in 2013; Spartacus Leathers honors his legacy by continuing to produce a full line of carefully crafted leather, metal, rubber, and glass items. From clamps, whips, floggers, and chastity devices, to leather goods varying from collars, leashes, blindfolds, body harnesses, and more, Spartacus Leathers’ products are highly valued, both in Portland as well as around the world. The company’s glass dildo and anal plug line, Blown, continues to receive rave reviews, and its Kink Kit is an often-sought product as gifts and introductory purchase for beginner fetishists.