We use only the highest quality natural materials in the production of our handmade leather items. Each carefully selected for its quality and durability.
All of our handmade leather wallets, purses, card holders, belts and accessories are produced from locally sourced full-grain vegetable tanned leather made from animals that have been allowed to have a life. For this reason our items sometimes exhibits small scars and other markings from the animal's life, perfect imperfections that form part of the story.
Tanning is the process of turning animal hides into leather. Around 90% of leather produced today is chrome tanned, a process that involves using a solution of chemicals, acids and salts to tan hides. Chrome tanning is a very quick process, taking about a day to produce a piece of tanned leather and is very bad for the environment.
Vegetable tanning is an environmentally friendly, traditional craft process that tanneries have handed down through generations. Vegetable tanning occurs slowly in wooden drums using natural tannins from materials such as tree bark, wood, leaves and roots, each giving the leather unique characteristics.
We stitch all our handmade leather items with a heavy duty waxed thread that is extremely strong and compliments the leather perfectly. We hand wax the thread using natural beeswax to add durability, once sewn the wax will harden and help to stop the thread from fraying.
All of our hardware is cast in a UK foundry that was first established in 1832 and still practices traditional casting methods. We mainly use brass, copper and stainless steel in our workshop. The raw brass and copper that we use will age with the item and develop their own unique patina over time.