Since the recession began the use of leather in footwear has changed. Once upon a time all footwear was made of leather of some kind or other.
A brief look at the career of Colin Jones; vegetable leather tanner and educator who would be pleased to see the resurgence in vegetable tanning.
A look at three new uses for vegetable tanned leather- or are they new?
A look back at working life producing leather at Richard Hodgson and Son Ltd tannery in the 1960s by Michael Redwood.
How the development of tannin extracts affected the location of tanneries and leather production.
Generally speaking you would think that in these modern times the craftsmanship skills upon which modern manufacturing has been built have been lost in the rush to robots and services that the world seems to delight in. So it astonishing to think that we can write a headline that even suggests governments get the message […]
The wonderful leather finds from the Tudor ship – The Mary Rose
The view from the Hong Kong Leather Fair and how the vegetable tanned leather sector enjoyed success.
How forest puddles and tea relate to natural leather and the tanning process and the prevalence of the colour tan.
From tans from sustainable forestry, to leathers that age well, vegetable tanning is the new standard bearer for all that’s good about the modern thoughtful consumer.