The Slow Fashion Movement and Artisanal Leather

The Slow Fashion Movement and Artisanal Leather

In recent years, we have all become more aware of the environmental and human cost of our shopping habits. So how can artisanal leather help create a more sustainable future for fashion? Here’s our quick guide to the Slow Fashion movement and how artisanal leather...
What is leather patina and how do I get it?

What is leather patina and how do I get it?

What is leather patina? Leather becomes increasingly attractive as it ages – think of the rich dark colour and soft creases of an old leather belt, the smooth shine of a wallet, or the battered (but still sturdy) cover of a well-used leather journal. This is ‘leather...
The Timeless Allure of Handcrafted Leather Accessories

The Timeless Allure of Handcrafted Leather Accessories

As humans, we have been making, trading, and passing down handcrafted leather accessories for thousands of years. But what makes these accessories so timeless? They capture the senses One of the first thing you’ll notice about a handcrafted leather item is that it...
A Brief History of Leather Tanning

A Brief History of Leather Tanning

Welcome to a quick guide through the history of leather tanning! Basic Survival (Prehistoric) We have always needed to be fed, warm, safe and dry. Our prehistoric ancestors learnt to hunt for food and to use the leftover fur and skins for clothing, bedding and...
Types of Leather Tanning

Types of Leather Tanning

At Walnut Leather, all our items are crafted from premium vegetable-tanned leather. But what exactly is vegetable tanning? (and no, it doesn’t involve carrots). What do you gain from leather made with this traditional method? Here we have a quick overview of the two...
Top 10 things to look for when buying a leather wallet

Top 10 things to look for when buying a leather wallet

I often get asked what to look for when buying a leather wallet so I put together this easy guide to help you. (1) What do you need the wallet to carry? This might sound basic, but this fundamental question is essential. So to expand on this question for you: Do you...