Making leather goods by hand

Tanner Bates sells leather bags, journals, belts and accessories – handmade onsite in the workshop.  John Hagger’s successful business expanded into tuition to the point where it became it’s own entity, Leather School.  The two sit happily side by side.  Leather School offers courses, classes and make-your-own-belt kits, with the tagline “Be the Maker”.  The logo came from the experience of unrolling a piece of oak bark tanned leather ready to cut out a pattern – in this case a star, referencing the gold sticky stars you used to get in primary school for doing a good job. Photo courtesy of Leather School.