Welcome to the Identity Leathercraft blog, a series of articles based around making things from leather. Leather is a most versatile natural material that has been used for thousands of years for footwear, clothing, armour, and more, and continues to be used widely today.

In this blog we aim to help give you background information about different leather types, useful techniques for working with leather and some makes and templates to help you get making.

We are a very unique and friendly company that sell leather and leathercraft tools and materials to a wide variety of makers. We genuinely love what we do and are always happy to help you with your projects. Between us we like to feel we have a wide base of knowledge of the leather world.

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MADE IN ENGLAND

MADE IN ENGLAND

Making “Made in England” products from Identity Vegetable Tanned Leather Background What does “Made in England” mean in the 2020s? A whiff of patriotism, support of English communities, fewer miles travelled, so better for the Earth? It gives a fuzzy feeling. The following is offered for guidance. Made in England...
Sarah Benson - Feb 01, 2022
LEATHER AND THE ENVIRONMENT

LEATHER AND THE ENVIRONMENT

In cases where skins and hides from farming are not used they are sent to landfill.. “Modern leather manufacturing recycles around 270 million cowhides a year, around 7.3 million tonnes, that might otherwise go to waste and landfill sites, posing a huge environmental and biological problem. Modern leather manufacturing is safe, compliant and...
Sarah Benson - Jan 31, 2022
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MADE IN ENGLAND
Working With Leather Blog

MADE IN ENGLAND

Making “Made in England” products from Identity Vegetable Tanned Leather Background What does “Made in England” mean in...
Feb 01, 2022
LEATHER AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Working With Leather Blog

LEATHER AND THE ENVIRONMENT

In cases where skins and hides from farming are not used they are sent to landfill.. “Modern leather...
Jan 31, 2022