Roslyn Whiting Leathercraft Values

Values

Roslyn Whiting Leathercraft is about quality handmade leathergoods you can enjoy for many years, made using traditional methods and with a creative twist.

Craftmanship

Each step of the process is carefully crafted using traditional techniques from hand cutting, hand-tooling and hand-stitching, using the saddlery stitch. This stitch looks great and is stronger than machine stitching, using two needles - both going through each hole making two running stitches. I select only the finest hides and match the type of leather to the requirements of each product. It is worth taking the time to handcraft a product that will last and be enjoyed.

Quality Materials

I only use top quality leather and fittings for my products.

My Oakwood Burn range is made from leather from the JfJ Baker tannery in Devon. They are the last remaining tannery in Britain that still uses oak bark to tan leather. It takes longer to tan leather using oak bark making a stronger leather. They source the oak bark from a sustainable source in the Lake District. There has been a tannery on that location since Roman times. If you wish to find out more about the tannery check out their website.

My Leaderfoot range is made from British tanned calfskin which is beautifully soft and develops a lovely patina as you use it. At only 1mm thick it makes my wallets, card holders and page cuffs beautifully slim. If you’re considering buying an item from my Leaderfoot range and want to feel just how soft this leather is, please contact me crafts@roslynwhiting.co.uk to request a sample.

My buckles are solid brass and made from the last foundry in Britain. As well as being excellent quality and great styles of buckles, they a perfect for people who are allergic to nickel.

Environment

I love nature and want to help look after our countryside. I only use vegetable tanned leather which is the traditional way of preserving the leather using tree bark. It uses less chemicals than the more common, chrome tanned. This leather is more tactile and each hide displays a unique natural grain and character. As you use your product, over time it will develop a beautiful patina.

I source my materials as locally as I can so less miles to travel and gentler on the environment. This is another good reason to buy British leather and buckles. My branded gift boxes, tissue paper and stickers are all made in Scotland.

Inspiration

Leather is seen as a practical material, which it is, I also see it as a product to be creative with – ‘Creative with Leather.

I take inspiration for my designs from my surrounding, beautiful countryside in the Scottish Borders. I use my artistry skills to draw my own designs for my products and hand-tooled designs making my products unique. When designing new products my technical drawing board, that I’ve had since college, comes out and the creativity begins.

Customer Service

As my customers, you are very important to me. I want you to enjoy your experience of buying and using my products. If you need any help or have any questions please contact me at crafts@roslynwhiting.co.uk.