About


It takes a lot to earn the mark of a Charleston Belt!

We at Charleston Belt and Suspenders are born and raised in the Charleston  lowcountry.  Our mission is to design and produce high quality accessories that capture the spirit of outdoor living and the richness of our diverse cultural heritage.  

We are passionate about nature conservation and preservation, use natural fabrics and materials, and strive for clean, uncluttered designs that coordinate well with casual and dress fashions.  

We use only the highest quality materials and put our signature attention to detail on every product.  We believe quality is designed from the inside-out, built-in during every step -- not a post-production process. Every belt is meticulously constructed by skilled artisans to our precise design specifications.  We wholly subscribe to the philosophy that quality is never an accident -- it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution.

In addition to our unique designs, we also design and produce custom products for schools, specialty shops, country clubs, boating clubs etc.  Contact us to discuss your project!  

We are proudly family owned and locally operated here in Charleston, S.C.  We source materials locally and globally to obtain the best quality.  
Our artisans are located here in Charleston and also in Philippines, India, and China.  

Key members of our team are outlined below.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions, provide feedback, or just to chat!

Welcome, and thanks for visiting our site!

CREATIVE
​CAROLINE GRAY

  • B.F.A. Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London
  • Parsons School of Design, Paris
  • Whale advocate!

OPERATIONS
​JIM SWEDE

  • M.S., B.S. Georgia Institute of Technology
  • 20 years engineering background 
  • Avid cyclist

SALES
​CHARLES ALBRECHT

  • University of S. Carolina
  • Boating, Fishing, Hunting enthusiast
  • Dog lover
 

FOUNDER & GENERAL MANAGER 
​HELEN BERG

  • MBA; B.S. Finance, University of S. Carolina
  • 25 years business management background
  • Golfer