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  • British Leather
  • British Leather

    Padfield leather is 100% tanned in England.

    From British farms* -> to a British tannery -> to 100% British craftsmanship -> Padfield crafts truly British made accessories.

    In support of Britain’s long proud history of pastoral farming, Padfield is committed to crafting from hides that originate* from British beef and dairy farms. Farming done well (as it is in the UK) can be part of the climate change solution, helping to manage and maintain grasslands (which are a really good store of carbon) and protecting soil quality.

    Quoting from an article published by the National Farmers’ Union February 2021 "Beef produced in Britain is 2.5 times more efficient than the global average and 4 times more efficient than countries which are deforesting land. Because of our grass-based systems, beef and lamb farming in the UK doesn't rely on imported soya or grains for animal feed."

    At Padfield we believe that whilst we are farming beef and raising dairy cows, the most responsible and sustainable option is to utilise the resulting local hides that might otherwise go to waste. We believe that leather accessories made in a responsible and respectful way, from a naturally strong and durable material, leads to the need for fewer products over a lifetime.

    *The vast majority of hides originate from British farms with a small percentage originating from Irish farms. We are working on tracking the hides we tan from the exact farm of origin.

    Padfield Leather Finishes 

    When developing the Padfield leather qualities we took in to consideration that luxury leather bags can often be unnecessarily heavy. At Padfield we solved this by reducing the thickness of our leather to find the optimal balance of weight, strength and durability. With practicality in mind we took the preparing of our leather one step further; during the tanning process Padfield leather is finished to help it repel water. These thoughtful considerations, combined with our timeless designs and the skill of our leather artisans, results in accessories which are a joy to use and own.


    Padfield Pebble Grain Leather

    Padfield's signature leather is a Pebble Grain top-grain water resistant leather, named for its uniform pebbled surface. Dyed entirely through the hide Padfield Pebble Grain leather will not show scratches as easily as surface tanned leather. Chosen for its durable quality and timeless look this leather will age gracefully and gently softens over time with frequent use.

    Padfield  Suede Leather

    At Padfield we love a bold statement lining. Padfield suede leather linings were chosen for their rich colour, durability, and beautiful soft hand-feel. Lining the majority of Padfield accessories this British suede leather injects timeless understated accessories with intense saturated colour. Undeniably luxurious.

    PADFIELD British Tanned Leather

    Padfield Embossed Nubuck Leather

    With a soft handle Padfield grey embossed Nubuck leather has a beautiful distinct texture reminiscent of shagreen. This stunning tonal leather makes every accessory made from it truly unique. With small flecks of silver this is best appreciated in natural sunlight.

    Padfield Grey Smooth Leather

    Padfield grey leather tote bags and accessories are lined with smooth grey leather. As with all Padfield leather this lining leather is tanned all the way through to help reduce the appearance of surface scratches.

    Caring for your Padfield

    As a natural material the leather will change over time and use. You can help to protect and prolong the life of your leather accessories by:

    • Applying a leather nano protector spray can help protect the leather (always carry out a patch test in a discreet area first)
    • If the leather becomes wet wipe dry with a soft cloth and leave to dry naturally
    • Try avoid excessive exposure to direct sunlight when not in use
    • Store your Padfield accessory in the cotton dust bag provided when not in use

    General Colour Care Advice

    When using any coloured materials - whether that be leather, denim, silks, etc. - it is advisable to take the nature of coloured materials in to consider when deciding how to use them. As a dyed material darker colour materials can transfer colour to lighter colour materials. Fabrics, such as denim, can also transfer colour on to lighter leathers. As suede leather is more susceptible to transferring colour it is recommended that you do not place lighter colour materials inside suede lined accessories. Please note that as colour transfer between coloured materials is a known quality of these materials, Padfield cannot be held responsibility for any damage caused due to colour transfers of any kind.