Leather basics: what it is, how it’s made, and what it’s used for

Often called mankind’s “first fabric,” leather has been considered a fine and treasured material since the beginning of history and across nearly all cultures and peoples around the globe. In this kick-off to our leather learning series, we go through a broad overview of what leather is, how it’s made, and why it’s important.… Read More Leather basics: what it is, how it’s made, and what it’s used for

FAQ: How does vegetable-tanned leather do in the rain?

We use the same, high quality, vegetable-tanned leather that has always traditionally been used for equestrian sport, so it’s a natural outdoor material (saddles, reins, bridles, etc). Our American vegetable-tanned leather is infused with waxes in the tannery to stand up to horse sweat, mud, and rain – in other words, just like riding a bicycle!… Read More FAQ: How does vegetable-tanned leather do in the rain?

Studio Glimpses

One of the most wonderful aspects of owning something crafted by Walnut Studiolo is knowing it was handbuilt for the longhaul. We use that phrase intentionally to mean products that are made to last, no matter what the elements may throw your way. Long bike rides, arduous journeys or rambunctious outings with friends: Walnut is… Read More Studio Glimpses