Oak Bark Leather Tannery in Britain

The magic of the leather tannery.

September 04, 2017

We were blown away by our experience at the tannery with Andrew, our simplified version of the process is to give you an insight, only the lucky few will know the true wizardry that goes into creating such fantastic leather.

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Thoughts On Leather Use

Thoughts On Leather Use

March 25, 2016 2 Comments

We were thrilled to have been mentioned in a recent article written for the Observer Magazine by Lucy Siegle about the morality and ethics of leather and the implications of a culture that wants more and more cheap leather goods.

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Earn your Leather Patina

Earn your Leather Patina

October 30, 2015 1 Comment

The texture and feel of well-used and loved leather is achieved over time. Natural leather starts of a little stiff.

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A Very Special Leather Bag

A Very Special Leather

October 30, 2015

One of our very special leathers is Russia Kip produced at our local tannery in East Devon. The leather is extraordinary, tanned with 3 different tree barks (willow, birch and oak) and, just like the original, dressed with birch oil.

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Love your Leather

Love your Leather

October 30, 2015 2 Comments

Just like our own skin, leather contains oils and fats that keep it supple. If these oils dry out the surface of the leather begins to crack. Find out how to care for your Tanner Bates products.

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