The Acme Sponge Company traces its roots back four generations to sea sponge merchants and divers in Greece. Over the past 70+ years Acme Sponge and Chamois evolved to become the largest distributor of both natural chamois leather and natural sponges in the United States, and the largest chamois tanner in the world.


In 2017, Acme Sponge and Chamois returned to its roots with the sale of their chamois line and Tanner’s Select brand to Hopkins Manufacturing. Returning to its original name — the Acme Sponge Company — it remains headquartered in Tarpon Springs, Florida and is the largest distributor of natural sea sponges in the world.


Hopkins Manufacturing added a new operations and distribution facility in Tarpon Springs, Florida where the Tanner’s Select chamois products are sized, packaged and distributed using the same quality and care Acme Sponge and Chamois has for decades. Hopkins is honored to be the new market leading supplier of genuine leather chamois products in North America.

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