Behind the leather
These are the people who transform leather into something you have to have. Their passion, dedication and commitment, woven together to create the best leather items in the world.
Philip Jury – Leathercraft Masterclass
Meet Philip Jury from Leathercraft Masterclass and find out about his passion for leather.
As far as I’m aware, there is no other material on Earth that provides the rugged performance of leather.
My name is Will Pedrosa, I am a Brazilian designer and craftsman. I am a father of three children, Kalani, Maya and Isabel, and I am married to Fernanda. I have a passion for sports, sushi, açaí and coffee.
Working with organic materials and combining traditional techniques with modern tools, Fflur Owen creates sculptural forms that have a unique beauty.
Jackie Loves Clogs
Shoe and clog making are entwined with my family history. I’m Jackie Leggett the designer/ maker behind Jackie Loves Clogs. I hand make clogs to order from my garden workshop in Leicester UK.
I started my journey nine years ago when I discovered that I couldn't find a decent bracelet for my first expensive watch. So, as a handyman, I decided to make one.
I started the brand when I was 18 after persuading a small factory in Florence to produce the very first bags that I designed.
Founded in 2009 De Caro Ledermanufaktur was founded first as a workshop to manufacture tailor-made shoe uppers. In 2015 a move to Basel saw the expansion into leathergoods.
Not everyone can say she made shoes for the HRH The Prince of Wales. Or that she is the first female bespoke shoemaker at Tricker’s. Meet Adele Williamson.
Hands of Tym
Hello from me the face and hands behind Hands of Tym Leather goods brand. I am the founder, designer, maker and general dogs body of Hands of Tym.
Elisa Palomino is a fashion designer and researcher examining the material practices of fishskin ethnographic objects in natural history collections, as cultural and ecological resources in the context of contemporary sustainable fashion.
I started working with leather in 2014 while living in Oakland, Ca. Then my world turned upside down. I ended up moving across the country, to Detroit and having a baby, who is now turning 3!
Moore & Giles
Founded in 1933 in Lynchburg, Virginia, Moore & Giles is dedicated to designing and developing the most innovative and luxurious natural leathers for the high-end hospitality, aviation/automotive and residential interior design industries.
Walter Reginald Group
Walter Reginald began back in 1948, started by Walter Weiss, specialising in Sheepskins. The business grew and became a key player in the UK leather industry introducing cow suede splits from Japan to the UK market in 1953.
Diego Diaz of Halo Group
A veteran in the leather industry, Diego Diaz began his career at one of the most established and traditional tanneries in Argentina when he was just 15 years old. Today, Diego works closely with British furniture designer Timothy Oulton of the Halo Group, to create world class leathers of natural beauty.
LEIT & HELD
LEIT & HELD offers honest leather products with a timeless design, characterized by a fully traceable and sustainable supply chain.
Javier Albanil Mogollon
As a product designer, I have been always intrigued about how things are done, how they work and how they can be improved so, I guess that my final push on becoming a designer has been because of curiosity and trying to improve the current products we find in the market.
Magnus Alpha was conceived 4 years ago during my 12 year career in the footwear industry having worked for DC Shoes, Palladium Boots and K-Swiss.
My name is Alexandros Vasdekis and I am a women’s footwear designer, and a nature enthusiast ever since I was little!
The World in Leather
With over 22 years of experience in the leather industry, I have seen a worldwide evolution in how leather is being processed.
A micro tannery specialising in goat skins is setting an example in sustainable practice.
Francesco la Rosa
Francesco la Rosa is an Italian contemporary artist who creates hyper realistic works of art on leather using a micro-carving technique.
Viv Fletcher of FizzArrow
At college I initially trained as a domestic product designer, and started my graphics company Fletchers in 1991.
Hirsch & Kirsch make design-led, contemporary leather goods and lifestyle products, incorporating natural materials, traditional techniques and directional design.
Peter Nitz launched his brand in 2009 making one of kind, completely handmade luxury leather goods.
Duke & Sons Leather
The handmade leather products from Duke & Sons Leather are inspired by heritage brands with authentic characteristics, which have been making the same quality products for decades without making any sacrifices to quality and material.
Founded in 1892 Causse is an exceptional glove making company that has been built on the expertise of four generations of the Causse family.
Gianni Maitan is a well-known wildlife photographer, a passionate traveler and is so much in love with the African continent. He is also the Managing Director of Gemata S.p.A.
Daines & Hathway
Established in 1922 , Daines and Hathaway is the quintessential English leathergoods brand and after almost 100 years its heritage products are still handmade in its own workshop in England.
People love their leather objects. Our mission: To prolong the life expectancy of leather objects and the preservation of the beauty of the natural product leather.
Tärnsjö Garveri employs 50 remarkable individuals with unsurpassed knowledge and experience in the art of vegetable tanning and saddlery.
Five years ago, Rosie Sieben, decided to go her own way by creating a new brand called Sally Blue. The incredible journey of a courageous committed entrepreneur started.
Dedicated to bags and accessories, the Adô Atelier brand focuses on design, exclusivity, and their principle raw material – leather.
Dirick von Behr
Dirick von Behr (Technical Expert & Historian) heads up the technical department and Smit & zoon, he graduated from the West German Tanners School of Reutlingen and has worked around the world including Sweden and Indonesia.
Marja Baas is owner of 'MYOMY', a company that designs and produces leather fashion items with a conscious spirit.
Bill Amberg has been covering anything and everything in leather since 1984. Obviously he finds leather versatile. But more than that Bill uses words for leather that tanners are not accustomed to, like ferocious, acoustic and thermal.