There’s a lot of waste that comes with using leather to create handbags and purses, but designer Victoria Ledig is one of the few who is using the parts of a cow that are usually discarded by leather manufacturers: the ears, tails, faces and lower legs. Usually these ‘off cuts’ discarded and send off ‘to […]
You’ve probably never seen leather tanned like this before. This is the toxic Hazaribagh leather tannery in Dhaka, Bangladesh, where ‘every day, the tanneries collectively dump 22,000 litres of toxic waste, including cancer-causing chromium, into the Buriganga – Dhaka’s main river and a key water supply – according to the environment ministry’. Around 25,000 people […]
If you haven’t taken the plunge yet on a good pair of leather shoes, and you want to, you should probably go all out with a pair of Roberts & Hassett shoes from Australia. Made from local kangaroo leather, the boots are hand-welted with hand-spun linen threads and hand-stitched outsoles. I know, it’s a lot […]
Una Burke uses traditional and conventional leather working techniques to create non-conventional and extraordinary fashion pieces that cross the boundaries between functional design and art.
I hope you really like these gloves, because once you put the 700 Euro pair of gloves on, they will never come off your hand. So why won’t they leave your hand? It’s no witch craft, just pure science. These leather gloves are made from Shark skin from the Icelandic basking shark. The skin itself has tiny […]
Kanye West’s recent alliance with Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy has triggered a new trend of street menswear aesthetics combined with high-end fashion that oozes luxurious, Americanised urban style. Labels such as En Noir, SkinGraft and Sons of Heroes typically feature collections heavy in leather mixed with unconventional fabrics – leather vests/trousers/skirts that articulate fresh, mildly […]
Hunter Pass Leathergoods offers custom-made leather items designed and created by the Ng sisters in Portland, Oregon. With everything from pet collars to portfolios to, my personal favorite, a tote bag that transforms into a backpack, this Etsy shop truly embodies the spirit of Portland.
Ever wanted to try your hand at making something out of leather? This DIY passport holder is a great little project: simple in design and construction. This nifty idea was created by Jepsen Leather Goods, who make well-crafted accessories. Also check out their sleek iPad case and bicycle tool bag.