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Have a look inside the Colville Leather Devon workshop...

Colville Leather has got a new workshop in our Totnes base. We've been working hard to get everything together, ready to get making leather belts, wallets and accessories the old fashioned way. Our workshop was built by Toby's Sheds, a local Devon company who make all sorts of timber garden buildings. And we're pretty pleased with its rustic exterior. Its very much in keeping with the long artisanal tradition that Colville Leather is proud to be a part of, and well on its way to maturing into a fine workshop in time.   The interior workbenches were designed and constructed by our very own leather worker Matt. Inside the workshop The new workshop is where we will be crafting the Colville Leather products...

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Is leather sustainable?

There was a time when leather products were designed to last a lifetime. But the "fast fashion" craze has swept up this once sustainable material in its path. So is leather sustainable and can we justify buying cheap leather to satisfy passing fashion trends?

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and whilst you can’t go wrong with the annual Toblerone and novelty socks, if you really want to spoil your Dad this year, get him something he’ll use for a lifetime. We’ve put together a few Father’s Day gift ideas for some inspiration – things we know our own Dads would love.

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Introducing our hand dyed leather belts

Say hello to the hand dyed leather belt range. Like all our products these beautiful belts are handcrafted in our Devon workshop using traditional artisanal techniques. We’ve used a variety of hand dyeing techniques and finishes to create a range of belts that really celebrate the unique qualities of leather.

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Introducing the Oak Bark Tanned Leather Belt

We often say that this oak bark tanned leather belt is a belt that your grandchildren will be arguing over! Made from special Devon oak bark tanned leather, with solid brass buckles, it’s definitely a belt that will age and mature with you over a lifetime. 

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