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A sustainable future: 5 attainable goals for the individual

It’s no secret that our future on earth as we know it is in jeopardy. A damning warning issued by the world’s leading climate scientists earlier this month outlined the urgent changes needed within the next 12 years in order to limit a “climate change catastrophe”. The world needs to see “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society”, according to the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.   You may be wondering what you as an individual can do when such extensive, deep-rooted changes are required. Can you actually make a difference? Yes! Even the smallest individual efforts are useful in the fight for a sustainable future. Living sustainably is all about using resources today in a way that maintains supplies...

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Introducing Colville Leather's latest handmade leather wallet: 'The Dart'

A drum roll please… we’d like to introduce the latest addition to the Colville Leather family, ‘The Dart’. Inspired by the traditional biker wallet, The Dart brings a new edge to our collection of handmade leather wallets. Already proving to be a very popular addition to the Colville range, it is a great unisex wallet with an effortless balance of style and functionality.   Let’s find out why we’re so excited about our latest Colville Leather accessory …  The perfect everyday carry  Known for their versatility, biker-style wallets are a popular choice for those who like to stand out from the crowd. Inspired by the traditional biker design, The Dart is designed to accompany you wherever your journey may take you. Its timeless bi-fold design...

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A brief history of leather tanning

The story of leather began many years ago, with the first chapter unfolding back in prehistoric times. The art of leather tanning is arguably one of the oldest human activities. It has evolved through the ages hand-in-hand with the skills and needs of mankind. Tanning is the process by which raw animal hides are turned into leather. The protein structures of the hides are permanently altered, preventing them from decomposing. The tanning process creates strong, flexible and long-lasting leather that can be put to use in a whole plethora of ways.  Here we’re exploring the fascinating history of leather tanning, from where it all began in the Old Stone Age, right up to the present day ...  Where the story began  Primitive man used animal hides to create clothing and shelter....

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Accessorising for Autumn – Colville Leather’s guide for men

The days are getting shorter, the air is turning cooler, and the lush green hues of summer are slowly making way for the cosy orange tones of autumn. It’s time to bid farewell to that shorts-and-tee combo you’ve been sporting all summer and give a warm welcome to your ever-faithful chunky knits. Armed with jumpers and jackets, you’re probably feeling ready to take on the new season. An autumn wardrobe isn’t complete though without some staple accessories. Think beanies, boots and belts. Those little extras that give your outfits a personal touch. Here is our guide to accessorising for autumn, with our pick of hats, bags, boots and more, all of which are produced sustainably of course ...  Finisterre Fisherman Beanie A classic ribbed beanie is a must-have for...

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Handmade leather wallets: Colville Leather's exclusive collection

Here at Colville Leather, we understand the importance of a good wallet. It's so much more than a pocket-sized case to store your notes, coins and cards. A good wallet is a faithful friend that travels with you wherever you go. It's a loyal sidekick, a trusted companion. It's a handcrafted Colville Leather wallet. Our exclusive collection of wallets represents an effortless blend of traditional craftsmanship, classic styling and attention to detail. We are passionate about creating timeless accessories.  A beautiful blend of style and functionality   What makes our handmade leather wallets so special? They are the perfect combination of style and functionality. Each wallet is simple and practical in its design, but smart and stylish in equal measure. The high-quality vegetable tanned...

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