Caring for your leathergoods

Leather is a fabulous material that clearly shows its natural origins. It has deep grainy shoulder sections, softer, smoother belly sections and sometimes it even has ancient barbed wire scars that add character to any leather item. Note: These are natural features, not imperfections.

Hand-made items from Barefoot Leather are finished with either a natural oil, natural beeswax based leather cream or a synthetic polymer finish depending on intended use. To care for your purchase simply keep it clean and damp free, rub a little Skidmores leather cream into the surface of the leather to keep it from drying out and polish with a nice soft cloth.

You should be aware that colours can change in intensity when exposed to natural sunlight. This process will give your new purchase an individuality and character of its own. Enjoy watching your item develop its own unique patina.

I import Skidmore's Restoration Cream direct from Wyoming in the United States and sell at: - Wholesale prices are available for quantity.

Welcome to Barefoot Leather

If you want a unique craftsman-made leather bag, leather belt or leather musical instrument strap then you have reached the right place. Hand-rolled waxed linen threads, solid brass buckles and finest quality leathers combined with attention to detail and skilled workmanship mean years of reliable service. Items can be personalised with initials or a name and hand dyed in a range of colours to suit your requirements.

I can fabricate replacement leather parts for restoration projects but I do not carry out repairs.

'Short run' manufacturing of small leathergoods is my speciality. Clicker press and laser leather cutting to order. Bespoke projects are welcomed.

You can buy my products online at:
or give me a call to discuss your requirements.