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Caring for your leather wallet - how to clean and maintain a leather wallet

A well-made leather wallet will not only age beautifully, taking on the patina of daily use from the particular way you handle and store the wallet, but can also be with you for a lifetime with just a bit of regular care. We make leather wallets that are designed to be loved and well-used, so we want to make sure that you have the knowledge to expand the lifetime of yours. How do you maintain a leather wallet? A good leather wallet may not be cheap, but that’s because it’s a quality item that can easily outlast other wallets many times over. To get the most use for your money, take note of how to care for your wallet and...

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Best Handcrafted and Artisan Christmas Gifts for Dads

Dads, Step-Dads, Soon to Be Dads, New Dads, Honorary Dads, Grandads, Great Grandads; they deserve some awesome Christmas gifts this year. I want to celebrate Dads in this blog post and share some gift inspiration. This year why not treat the gents in the family to something from an indie business, something handcrafted, something artisan, something to treasure. I want to share some of my favourite indie businesses with you to inspire Christmas shopping for Dads in your family: Single Fin Collective  First up, for the camping, outdoor loving Dads turn to the Single Fin Collective. I love this brand, it’s based just over the Cornwall / Devon Border in Falmouth, they describe themselves perfectly as ‘makers of artwork inspired...

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Game Changer

If you have followed us for a while, then you will have seen our blog post on the difference between handcrafted and handmade. There is a subtle yet fundamental difference in the definitions of these artisan-associated words. You can take a look at that blog here. For a long while Colville Leather has been priding itself as producing products that are handcrafted - ‘without a sewing machine in sight’. Now I am not talking about stepping up to factory level industry here, bringing it back into perspective, I am referring to one (utterly charming) sewing machine.  Colville Leather has a place for a sewing machine: whilst ‘handcrafted’ and ‘handmade’ are mutually exclusive, there is room for products of both definition...

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Personalisation Now Available!

Colville Leather’s pride is in producing quality hand crafted leather accessories. Now, as an added extra we also offer personalisation on Colville Leather products so you can anything from initials, a memorable date or a short message to make your Colville Leather accessory personal to you or a loved one.

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The Year 2020

Well what a crazy year it has been; correction:  what a crazy year it is. Who knew when we were toasting in the new year that buzz words of 2020 would include ‘social distancing’, that fashion accessories would include face masks and that life as we knew it in 2019 would quickly dissipate into a fond memory; the ‘new normal’ would take over and ‘happy birthday’ became much more than a tune just to serenade in your birthday cake.

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