Respecting tradition and craft; Christmas presents to love

“I want to create things that people will keep and enjoy forever. I believe good design and quality craftsmanship isn’t subject to the fickle nature of fashion and I hope my work will live up to that. Its longevity is in the simplicity of the aesthetic, the use of gracefully ageing natural leathers, good solid construction, the consideration of wear and craftsmanship” These are the words of leatherworker Harry Owen of Owen Leather who has just delivered some of his charming and characterful pieces for us to sell in our showroom.

Harry’s ethos is in tune with our own values. He is driven by both quality and sustainability. He puts a strong emphasis on provenance and is committed to understanding the supply chain of a widely used yet little understood material in order to raise ethical standards. The leather used is British or from European artisan tanneries, all of it vegetable tanned and all of the highest quality. It will inherently change, develop and improve with age.

For our Christmas present selection, there are leather ipad and iphone cases, purses and leather trays all lovingly saddle stitched and finished by hand in in Harry’s tiny North London workshop.

Harry’s pieces join a carefully curated collection of handmade items by talented makers. We have chosen from ceramics, textiles, glassware and wooden pieces, all held together by their fine craftsmanship and natural materials.

Why not combine Christmas shopping with a tour around our workshop? We’d love to show you around so that you can see and meet our craftsmen and feel the passion and skill that goes into everything we make.

Opening times:

Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm

Saturdays: 10am – 4pm

 

 

Posted on: 10th November, 2014 By: Benchmark Category: Craftsmanship| Gifts| New Products