Harking back to a time when goods were only made of the natural materials to hand, here at Devon Leather we aim to produce bags, belts and leathergoods from the best natural materials, sourced in the UK, and made completely by hand using traditional saddlers’ and harness-makers’ techniques, and nearly all vintage tools.
We aim to source our leather carefully, and we enjoy using, where we can, leather made on site from what is the only remaining traditional oak bark tannery in Britain, which produces some of the finest pit tanned leather in the world.
With the river running past and the mill stream joining it just outside the workshop door, we are fortunate to find ourselves at the heart of the tannery in Colyton. The gentle background rumble of the waterwheel is a constant steady reminder of the past, and we find ourselves to have now become part of a continuum of local workers who have worked on the site for hundreds of years.
What I do
Made to last, and with a nod to work bags of times gone by and traditional horse harness, each with a classic simple sturdy design, each item is carefully handcrafted in our workshop in East Devon
VIEW MY WORK
Properly cared for, we expect each item to last a lifetime, and even potentially to become heritage pieces for the next generation. Each item is only made of four materials
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