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How to find your belt size

A good belt is like a loyal, steadfast friend, staying with you through the years, growing old with you. It sees you through the pressures of everyday life. It shares the most special of occasions with you. To get the most from your belt though, a good fit is essential. Choosing the right size can be tricky, as your waist measurement doesn’t correspond directly to your belt measurement. This can sometimes catch people out, so that’s why we’ve made this handy guide on how to find your belt size. With these helpful tips, you can make sure your new purchase fits perfectly. How to find your belt size by measuring an existing belt If you already have a belt at...

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Groomsmen Gift Ideas for 2017

You’ve set out your seating plan, coordinated the catering and finalised the flowers. The big day is edging closer. Have you thought about ‘thank you’ gifts for your groomsmen? You want a gift that’s special, yet affordable … thoughtful, yet practical. It can be tricky finding just the right thing, so that’s why we’ve rounded up some great groomsmen gift ideas to get you inspired. Handcrafted leather gifts for groomsmen We craft everything by hand in our Devon workshop, with quality and longevity in mind. The wonderful thing about our distinctive leather products is that, as they age with use, they will each develop a unique patina depending on how and where they are used. With the right care and attention,...

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Colville Leather supplier: Horween Leather

  From bags to belts, footwear to footballs, the Horween Leather Company is famous across the globe not only for its high-quality leathers, but for the iconic products these leathers are transformed into. Here at Colville Leather, we’re intrigued by the history of this renowned leather producer, and greatly admire the passion that’s devoted to every hide. We’ve enjoyed bringing a touch of Chicago history to our workshop in Devon and crafting a range of Horween leather accessories from their famous Derby Leather. But what’s the story behind this iconic leather company, and what makes their Derby Leather so special?  112 years, 5 generations Over a century since it was founded, Horween Leather still strives to make the world’s best...

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The slow fashion movement and artisanal leather

We take a look at the place of artisanal leather processes within the slow fashion movement and how it can contribute towards a more sustainable future for the fashion industry... Today’s fashion industry is facing a huge sustainability challenge. Clothes and accessories in the majority of high street brands are being mass produced without so much as a glance at the bigger picture - the impact on the social and ecological environment. The fashion industry has a lot to answer for regarding its contribution to the sustainability challenge. That includes the depletion of fossil fuels and freshwater reservoirs in garment production and transportation as well as the use of pesticides and man made synthetic fibres in horrific quantities. The consequences are...

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Wood and leather bag: A work in progress...

As well as producing a tried and tested range of quality leather accessories, we're always thinking about ideas for new product lines that we can develop to keep our products fresh, keep our skills honed, and develop new relationships with quality makers. To that end, Colville Leather has recently teamed up with the enterprising Harry at Handbuilt By to craft a new bag made of a combination of wood and leather. Handbuilt By are another jewel in the crown of Devon's artisanal scene. They specialise in quality furniture and home decor borne out of a desire to live with minimal impact on the environment. Wherever possible they use reclaimed and sustainable materials in an effort to keep their carbon footprint to a...

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