Oak bark tanned for 14 months - this mellow brown belt ages gracefully like fine Bordeaux.
Pendragon cardholders are handmade in the UK by skilled craftsmen with traditional tools of English Master Saddlers - exclusively from oak bark tanned leather.
How do sustainability and leather products reconcile? Is there such a thing as guilt-free leather? In our case we strongly argue ‘yes’.
OAK BARK LEATHER
Our leather is a tough, durable, ages beautifully and is biodegradable versus 'vegan' leather alternatives with are chemically bonded, coated with plastic and soon end up in landfill.
Traceability and organic tanning processes play a major part. Our leather is sourced from the last existing British tannery of its kind. This extraordinary tannery uses oak bark to tan hides that are traceable back to small surrounding farms in the West Country. These farms put the welfare of the animals at the heart of their business. Due to favourable farming conditions this leather outperforms all standards in terms of durability and elegance.
Oak Bark tanning is a rare practice that takes 14 months. Any wastewater discharge into the environment is avoided because of the exclusive use of oak bark, plant tannins and lime to cure, preserve and tan our leather.
This gentle, but lengthy process protects the natural fibres of the hides, ensuring a distinctive, durable leather that develops a beautiful patina with age. This is a material of rare beauty – you can see it; you can smell it and you can feel it and you need to buy it only once.
All our products are proudly made in Britain. Our aim is to grow the existing workshop facilities in Papworth - Cambridge and help to transmit time-honored skills to the next generation, revitalizing our dying heritage crafts and finally to re-establish Britain’s reputation for world-class craftsmanship. Our oak bark bridle leather belts are saddle stitched using traditional tools of English Master Saddlers. The ancient saddle-stitch-method is a time-consuming art that creates masterpieces to last a life-time.
Our cardholders are in stock and will be sent out swiftly. For any other questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org .
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