Our process starts by sourcing quality vegetable and chrome tanned leather. Vegetable tanned leather is traditionally tanned using tannins extracted from plant matter including vegetables and tree bark. The process can take up to 9 months to yield a finished hide ready for use. Vegetable tanned leather ages beautifully with use and is most often utilised in small goods such as wallets and belts. Chrome tanned leather is a modern approach to the tanning process in which various chemicals are employed to turn a hide into a finished product. The process is much quicker and can be completed in as little as one day. Chrome tanned hides are water resistant with a soft texture making them great for bags.
Stitching is one of our most important processes and sets us apart from other brands. The traditional saddlers stitch can only be completed by hand and is unmatched for durability. By utilising this method products can last for many decades. Unlike machine stitching our stitches can be cut or worn through without affecting the structural integrity of the product. Other hand stitching methods such as the baseball stitch and cross stitch are often used for decorative seam stitching. Stitching by hand is extremely labor intensive and hence we ask you to allow 4-6 weeks for products to be made.
All our vegetable tanned products are hand finished with an in-house mix of beeswax, eucalyptus turpentine and linseed oil. This mixture conditions the leather and helps to maintain its hardwearing and supple nature. Keeping leather conditioned is a must to guarantee decades of use.