About

If you are looking for quality leathergoods made with care and attention from the best available materials using traditional tools and techniques, then you have come to the right place.

I take pride in providing beautiful, practical and high-quality goods that will last and give satisfaction for years. My speciality is in saddlery-style robust products, utilising English bridle leather sourced from tanneries in Bristol, Cheshire and Devon. I also offer a characterful Italian leather for some bags. My brass fittings are mainly from Italy and the briefcase locks are made in the UK and Switzerland.

As you can see from the site, a large part of what I do entails making bespoke, unique items for individual customers. Please do get in touch for a courteous and personal service.

Products made from vegetable tanned leather are environmentally friendly, from what comes in the workshop door to what goes out of it: the distance the leather travels, virtually no use of chemicals (a minimum of glue or dye only) and waste management – almost all of which I donate to a charity which reuses it for children’s play and educational materials (please visit http://www.childrensscrapstore.co.uk/).

My work has received a commendation from the Guild of Master Craftsmen.

You can see me in the full version of the video, with sound, on You Tube.

To discover more about traditional English bridle leather, its manufacture and qualities, you can visit the following tannery websites:

http://www.jfjbaker.co.uk/

http://thomasware.co.uk/

http://www.je-sedgwick.co.uk/