made in britain
can be personalised
Luxurious hand made leather binding for the iconic Moleskine Cahier Notebook. Available in two sizes, pocket size and large
Add individuality to the stylish and very popular Moleskine Cahier Notebook. Keep the leather cover and replace the notebook. With each new Notebook the hand made leather cover stays with you developing its unique patina and feel gradually becoming more and more familiar, like a good old friend.
Tanner Bates are traditional leatherworkers. Everything you see is made by us by hand in our leather workshop in Dartington, South Devon.
The hand made leather binding is available in Saddle Tan, Conker and Espresso made for us in a family run tannery in Florence. Alternatively choose our very special local Oak Bark Tanned bridle leather from Bakers tannery in East Devon
You can personalise with up to 12 letters mixed case. Your message, name or initials will be embossed on the front of the notebook, bottom right.
Each binding comes with 3 notebooks either with lines or squares. Refills are readily available from good stationers.
The Cahier is a contemporary and stylish notebook. Its ivory coloured, acid free pages are stiitched into a buff coloured heavy duty card binding. We make the leather cover from 1.5mm thick semi soft leather which complements the flexible nature of the Cahier perfectly.
Naturally tanned leather used in our bindings has that familiar smell of real leather. Only leather made by this age old process using tree barks to transform animal skin to leather has this smell. Modern factory processed leather lacks this very distinctive trade mark.
Our Oak Bark Tanned Leather is hand made in small quantities in a tannery run by a water wheel.It is an extraordinary leather taking over a year to produce. Devon cowhides are suspended in pits in the ground in a liquor of Devon river water and oak bark from the Lake District. After a year of steeping in this liquor the hides are dyed by hand and dressed with dubbin and other natural oils. Expect irregular dyeing and superficial imperfections on this hand made hide bursting with character.
Replenish its natural oils with occasional applications of Tanner Bates Hide Food. A small tub is available as an optional extra.
Tanner Bates are traditional leatherworkers. Everything you see is made by us by hand in our leather workshop in Dartington South Devon
Pocket Size w10 cms H 15cms
Large w 14cms H 22.5cms