We use natural vegetable tanned leather that will age over time to a rich caramel colour with a beautiful patina. Just like your own skin, it will darken with exposure to sunlight and the natural oils from your hands. Vegetable tanned leather is made using the tannins found in tree bark and other vegetable matter. This traditional, slower method of tanning has been in existence for thousands of years.
We choose full grain hides that are full of character, leaving the naturally occurring imperfections and blemishes as visible features of our products.
Each item is finished with a careful application of pure neatsfoot oil mixed with natural, British beeswax. This nourishes the leather as well as forming a protective layer with a subtle sheen. We cut our edges straight and square, burnishing them with an extra coat of beeswax to increase water resistance and durability.
Over time the leather will soften and stretch a little to fit its contents like a glove.
THread & Elastic
Each item is completely hand stitched using a traditional saddle-stitch method, which is actually stronger than the typical lock stitch created by sewing machines.
We use a waxed, braided polyester thread specifically made for hand stitching. It’s extremely durable and very resistant to sun damage and the general wear of being in bags and pockets.
Our products incorporate an elastic strap for fastening. Although it will withstand the rigours of daily use, we know that the leather will out-live the elastic. We therefore offer a free elastic replacement service should it eventually wear out, become over-stretched or break.