Tanner Bates hand make leather goods in the traditional way in their workshop in rural Devon. We are proud to be a part of Dartington, home to traditional craftmakers since the 1930's. We work principally with two leather making tanneries, one in Colyton East Devon, the other in Florence Italy. Both are family owned concerns making leather in the traditional way. We know the people who make our leather, buckles and fittings.
The Devon tannery uses oak bark from the Lake District to produce the leather for the Oak Bark Leather Belt and other accessories. Our journals, phone cases and wallets are made from the Italian leather. We cut everything from the hide by hand and carefully make each product using traditional leatherwork hand tools, some are hand stitched.
Tanner Bates combine traditional techniques with modern design. Desirable products, handmade to last.