Sources of Our Leathers

Sources of Our Leathers

Full Grain Vegetable-tanned Leather

All our products are made with vegetable-tanned full grain leather that is the traditional method of tanning animal hide using tree bark and other organic substances, without any chrome-based materials. Vegetable-tanned leather lasts longer and ages beautifully, as it absorbs hand oil and sunlight over time to build a unique patina.

Full Grain leather refers to the outermost layer of animal hide that is the premium layer which has all the textures and natural beauties. Inferior types of leather would be called “top grain leather” and “genuine leather” that are the the leftovers of animal side after full grain leather is split. Vegetable tanning process allows beautiful texture of a full grain to pop out. We source all our leather from Wickett & Craig of America. Visit our page on the last tannery tour we had to learn more about how leather is made. 


Wickett & Craig of America

Founded in 1867, Wickett & Craig is a world premiere specialty vegetable tannery in Curwensville, PA. A labor-intensive method that requires skilled workers, veg-tanning is a natural, eco-friendly process that produces durable, exquisite leathers recognized for their depth of color and rich patina. Simply put our leathers not only endure, but get better with age. We use "English Bridle" leather of Wickett & Craig that is their top of the line leather. 



Horween Leather

Horween Leather Company was founded in 1905. For more than 100 years and five generations, our goal has been to make the world's best leather. Making the best means doing lots of little things right. It means never mistaking fastest or cheapest with the best. It means always using formulas that do not cut corners, and choosing components strictly for their quality. Coal Creek Leather uses Horween's Chromexcel and Dublin leather in various of our product lines.