Leaf Leather is run by Martin and Colette Brady from Martin's leather studio within Dartmoor, in Chagford, Devon.
Martin was Managing Director of Fender Guitars (Europe) for 9 years; before they took a 'gap year' on their sailing yacht Hejira. They set sail for the Mediterranean where they spent an exciting five years ...one year not being enough...exploring places and meeting fascinating people.
When they moved back to the UK Martin was trying to buy various leather products...a good belt, new dog collars and leads. He was shocked that it seemed impossible to source leather goods of quality. He decided to re-train first in Devon and then with the doyenne of English leather trainers, Valerie Michael, whose book on leatherwork is regarded as the 'Leather Bible'.
After working from home they opened their retail shop at 68, The Square, Chagford in June 2012. They have developed a range of Dartmoor Inspired leather bags. All their bags and belts are hand-stitched using wax linen thread. With an occasional feed with leather conditioner, they will gain in character as they age, like a fine wine!
Their philosophy is for classic beautifully hand-stitched and timeless leather pieces which will last a lifetime and gain character with age. They believe that classic style is ageless and genderless. Their bags are equally at home on the shoulder of a man or woman and by those in their twenties or eighties!
Choosing your belt length
Our belts are sized from 30", 32", 34", 36",38",40",42", 44". This refers to the length from the tang to the centre hole of your new belt. The most accurate method is to use a current belt for a measure. Make sure to measure to the hole you normally use. We can also add your initials if you add a note with your order.
Measure from the tang................... to the centre hole or hole you use on your current belt.