Important Information

Options

This item is available in any of the listed colour variations and the colour swatch images are to provide examples of the more commonly requested colour combinations only. Please do choose any combination you wish and if you would like anything else then do please let us know at the time of ordering as we will do our very best to accommodate any request.

Note: The ‘raw’ leather option is completely unsealed leather and as such this will pick up any mark very easily. It is perfect if you wish to use your own top coat or finish. If you want a more traditional look but still maintaining practicality then the ‘Natural’ finish may be a better option due to being sealed with natural oils and beeswax.

Materials

We only use environmentally friendly vegetable tanned leather, something that not only looks the part but will stand the test of time and only get better with age. These high-quality leathers develop a beautiful patina and maturity of colour, with all pieces uniquely ageing throughout their life depending on their amount and type of use, gaining their own character which is unique to both you and the item.

By using only the best quality top grain leather any scars, brands, scratches, veins and wrinkles have not been sanded down or buffed out which gives each piece in our collection its unique character. We specifically chose not to cover minor imperfections with paint sealers or artificial finishes, using only clear dyes in a range of colours that enhance rather than conceal the beautiful character of the leather.

All of our raw materials are sourced in the UK. Please see our Materials page for further information.

Craftsmanship

There is a significant time investment in making handmade leather goods as each item is hand cut, dyed, saddle stitched and then finished with the utmost of care.

Saddle-stitched products last a lifetime for a reason. They are much stronger, but they are much slower to achieve than a machine stitch as each stitching hole is meticulously punched with a sharp awl and stitched with two needles and waxed thread. Saddle stitching cannot be achieved with a machine so can only be done by hand and each time the threads pass through the leather they are knotted and therefore can’t unravel, unlike a machine stitch.

All edges are sanded, burnished with natural beeswax and the products are finished with the highest quality hide food and finally packaged ready for shipping.

Please see our Craftsmanship page for further information.

Quality

The results of this significant time investment are products that should last for generations. Handmade products may initially seem expensive but when you own one and find that it only develops and improves with age the cost becomes immaterial and it is actually an investment in the future.

This intrinsic quality is why we guarantee our products against defects in materials and workmanship for life. For full details please see our Warranty page.

Shipping

Each product is handmade to order and will be made and dispatched within 2 weeks of placing your order but can be much sooner. Please do read our Shipping/Returns page for more dispatch/delivery information before ordering.

We ship via the Royal Mail currently and always ship recorded and with suitable insurance to ensure that we have options if the worst does happen. As such the rates set by them are as follows:

UK Mainland: £5 (Royal Mail Signed For® 1st Class, £50 insurance, Next day* service)

UK Mainland: £8 (Royal Mail Signed For® 1st Class, £500 insurance, Next day* service)

All EU Countries: £15 (Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed, £250 insurance, 3-5 working day* service)

Rest of the world: £20 (Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed, £250 insurance, 5-7* working day* service)

*Estimated delivery times supplied by Royal Mail once the item has entered their system. Times may vary depending upon the destination country and customs processing. We will provide a tracking number as soon as possible and if you have any issues or questions then do please contact us and we will do our best to help.

The price you pay to us is final but please be aware that there may be import duties or other local costs that we have no control over. Our only advice is to speak to your local tax office before you buy and they should be able to help you further on this.