Our leather is sourced from legendary, specialist traditional tanneries known the world over. We indulge our desires and source only truly special full grain leathers.
This Father's Day, express your love and appreciation with our expanded selection of handmade leather gift ideas from Tanner Bates. Our assortment of luxury handcrafted leather goods offer a wide range of unique, contemporary crafted gifts. Discover the perfect fathers day gift to make your dad's day even more memorable.
Leather wallets have long held a special place in the hearts of men, providing not only a convenient solution for carrying money, cards, and ID but also an opportunity to express personal style and character.
Leaves are turning golden, Dartmoor is looking stunning in its autumnal hues and the water is starting to feel a little fresher each time we go for a dip.
Meanwhile our small Devon workshop has been busy - a hive of activity, bustling away, designing & making.
Products for orders destined for the shelves of new partner boutiques from Totnes to Tokyo have been the focus.
We've also been lucky enough to collaborate with some of our new partners, designing exciting new products - always a hugely enjoyable process.
An inspired project created by the Devon Guild of Craftsmen linking football clubs and their fans to the local trade or craft from which they take their nickname is touring the country. Fans of Sheffield and Stoke and many others will know their teams by their nicknames; the Blades or the Potters. This exhibition, brilliantly, with the hands–on assistance of local artists brings awareness to the work that has made their town famous.
Leather making and working are part of our national fabric and I am proud to be one of the few makers still employing these traditions of crafting and using the leather that we are famous for throughout the world.
The ability to personalise, customise and create your own bespoke Tanner Bates piece is something we love to offer.
Here are some of our favourites from the last month or so...
Don’t hesitate to get in touch with your own ideas for personalised, custom and bespoke pieces!
Tanner Bates - No Two The Same
John Hagger, founder of Tanner Bates is moving on, set to begin his well earned retirement at the end of the month, leaving Tanner Bates in the very capable, expert hands of the the dedicated team: Rick, Ella, Matt & Will, who between them have more than 15 years experience working at Tanner Bates and many more years working and making in the leather industry.
Expect to see exciting new designs & developments from TB HQ!
Tanner Bates has a passion for supporting likeminded brands and building a community that reflect our own ethos.
Here is a shortlist of some of our favourite brands. People we do work or have worked with and brands that we as individuals support and love.
First impressions matter.
A good maker's marque, or logo should set intent, speak of who you are.
Something that's true of all our hand-made products.
But why stop there, why not make it really truly personal? Not just embossed names and initials, but with your own handwriting, drawing or designs carefully engraved! Quite literally, limitless options.
Tanner Bates are a small business of passionate makers. We love to experiment with different leathers, colour mixes and interesting designs.
Coming from traditional saddlery roots our founder, John, aspires to impeccable technique whilst admiring and gathering inspiration from the worlds luxury leather brands for their design and quality of finish.
Leather, however, is a product of nature and each skin is unique to the animal it came from. For the luxury brands this individuality presents a problem, but they have found a way to condition each skin, ironing (literally) out any irregularities and coating the surface with a pigment and/or acrylic surface to ensure each one looks exquisite..... exquisite but identical to the next one and the one after that.
For us, the high quality of making and individuality of design is a given. However being a small independent brand we are free to celebrate the uniqueness of the hides by featuring natural scars, imperfections, and irregularities of dyeing. These are natural attributes that give unique character to the final product. All of our products feature these natural irregularities making each item unique.