All of the leathers I use is vegetable tanned leather that comes from renowned tanneries in Italy & the UK. Vegetable tanned leather uses natural materials in the tanning process like tree bark and other plant tissues. It’s entirely eco-friendly and one of the oldest methods of tanning known to man. Compared to other methods, it's a slow process and takes about 6 weeks.

Below you will find a description of the different leathers we offer and an overview of all the leathers I have in stock.

Buttero (Conceria Walpier) - Italy

The famed Buttero leather from Conceria Walpier is tanned in Italy. It is known for its smooth surface and bright vibrant colours that develop a beautiful patina over time, which darkens and softens the leather and enhances its character.

  • Temper: Firm
  • Surface: Smooth
  • Patina: Strong

Buttero Leather

Pueblo (Badalassi Carlo) - Italy

Pueblo also comes from Italy and is produced by the Badalassi Carlo Tannery. It it is world renown due to it's high quality and unique look with a napped and scratchy surface. It feels softer than other vegetable tan leathers and patinas to a more classic leather look over time.

  • Temper: Semi Firm
  • Surface: Smooth
  • Patina: Strong

Pueblo Leather

Bridle Butt (J&FJ Baker) - UK

This bridle butt leather is my preferred leather for belts and collars. It's produced by the only remaining oak bark tannery in the UK: J&FJ Baker. The process involves many hours of labour intensive work and it takes over a year to produce a hide. This not only makes it extremely beautiful, but also provides it with superior tensile strength that ensures a leather that is as hardwearing as it is unique.

  • Temper: Very Firm
  • Surface: Smooth
  • Patina: Strong

Bridle Butt Leather from J&FJ Baker