In the store: tips for spotting craftsmanship details and leather quality

How can you tell if it’s good quality is when you’re looking at it in a store or from a photograph online? Can you tell what kind of leather it is, and if it’s recoverable when you’ve found a hidden gem at a thrift store? In this post, we’ll discuss observable design details so you can make informed decisions. … Read More In the store: tips for spotting craftsmanship details and leather quality

At the tannery or in the workshop: how leather gets finished

Once a cowhide is preserved for long life through tanning, the tannery can choose to apply any number of finishing treatments to it to change, enhance, or obscure its look, feel, or durability. In this post, we walk through some of the finishing options, including coloring, coatings, and waxes, and why they matter. … Read More At the tannery or in the workshop: how leather gets finished