Meet the Makers

Bill Amberg

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. 

Daines & Hathaway

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.

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 do goods', a company that designs and produces leather fashion items with a conscious spirit.

Causse Gantier

Founded in 1892 Causse is an exceptional glove making company that has been built on the expertise of four generations of the Causse family.

Fairfax Saddles

Fairfax Saddles Ltd combines science and tradition to make innovative saddles, bridles and girths.

Leather is My Job!

Meet the next generation of leather-makers in this video from the EU-funded Leather is my Job! project, produced by UKLF and the University of Northampton

Design Na Pele

Brazilian leather is the driving force that sets motion to the Centre for the Brazilian Tanning Industry (CICB). Nothing more natural that one of the most innovative projects worldwide for the leather industry to be born inside our association – Design na Pele (DNP)

Duke & Sons Leather

The art of Craftmanship

Patricia Motta

Patrícia Motta is a reference in Brazilian leather. She’s a stylist specializing in leather hides, and she creates fashion unlike any you’ve ever seen. Its lightness is extremely feminine. With inspirations ranging from literature to the natural world, Patricia lends the delicacy of her look to a traditional industry; turning leather into a raw material for haute-couture in Brazil.

Adô Atelier

Dedicated to bags and accessories, the Adô Atelier brand focuses on design, exclusivity, and their principle raw material – leather. Owners Fernanda Dubal and Tatiana Azzi have built over 2.000 retail clients in Brazil in only eight years. They tell their own success story.

Past Vintage

Vintage style and the heritage of English leather making was the inspiration behind the Past Vintage brand. It is a label driven by founder Jordan Kirby's passion for leather and practical design.

Hirsch & Kirsch


Modern Leather Craft Is Our Focus

Hirsch & Kirsch make design-led, contemporary leather goods and lifestyle products, incorporating natural materials, traditional techniques and directional design. The label focuses on a 'Modern Leather Craft' aesthetic through minimalist shapes paired with bold graphic details, surface patterns and contrasting colours, to produce visually striking pieces that only get better
with age. Each product is designed, developed and hand-crafted in Somerset using the best Italian Vegetable-Tanned leather and British hardware.