The annual Design a Bag competition continued this year but had to be held on line. There were three finalists and they were interviewed online and the interviews, the short results show and the videos from all three were shown as part of the interview process. All of these including the three videos are on […]
There is a most unfortunate press release on vegetable tanning that came via PR Newswire, that is a shock to read. It implies that vegetable tanning is fraudulently supported and promoted, but that in fact plays a major role in the destruction of forests. The link to the text is here “Vegetable Tanned Leather” Could Cause […]
Since the start of the year the world seems to have been going through, country by country, a rolling three months of semi or total inactivity sometimes mandated and sometimes voluntary. Even in those countries where the governments have argued that their citizens should carry on as normal a degree of caution, if not fear, […]
All you need to know about vegetable tanned leather Vegetable tanned leather is currently finding favour among certain circles. Vegetable tanned leather is a leather in its own right produced with tanning agents of certain barks, fruits or leaves which transform the hide or skin of an animal into a durable material with many attractive […]
The ubiquity of leather in society is clear to see in a visit to Bateman’s, Rudyard Kipling’s home in the UK from 1902 until he died in 1936. It is owned by the British National Trust and is in Burwash in Sussex, south east of London and not far from the famous Rodney Marsh area. […]
This article was actual written back in 2010. It is reproduced here since we were prompted by a wonderful item in Issue 1 of a new magazine for leatherworkers called Waxing the Thread, where on page ten they have a two page interview with Jeremy Atkinson who we mention below. The magazine, which is now […]
A really good video about nothing more complex than the cover of a mobile phone. Yet it will entrance you.
Leather Naturally has issued a press release which requests those in the industry to stand up and unite to promote leather. It explains how members of the group have come together to support a new approach to raise the profile of leather as a unique and adaptable material which is as relevant today as it […]
A look at how the process of vegetable tanning leather has evolved over time and the effects it has had on extract use, the leather industry, the leather produced and its uses.