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New Fall Leathers

We are proud to introduce four new leather combinations that we have been hard at work on over the past months: Harness Leather, Royce Leather, Raven Leather and Lead Black with nickel hardware. Lead black leather with nickel hardware will only be available in select briefcases and also by special order.

Our new favorite leather has been a labor of love.  We searched high and low for the perfect matte chocolate brown full grain leather. Once we found it we couldn’t resist pairing it with a polished mocha leather for an elegant tone on tone combination. Our Harness Leather is lined with a brown rip-stop nylon and topped off with solid brass hardware. It looks stunning in our always classic Overnight Briefcase and Legacy Handbag.

We are pleased to show you Sahara Sands more sophisticated older sister: Royce Leather. We were saddened when the tannery that supplied our beloved Sahara Sand leather closed its door and our other tanneries were unable to provide an exact match. Then Horween Leather surprised us and sent us a sample that we liked even more. We paired their Bone Calico nubuck with a pebble grain black leather to create our Royce combination seen here in the clean lines of the Edgecumbe Briefcase and Mini Legacy Handbag.

Our new Raven Leather is so soft it must be touched to be fully appreciated.  This supple jet pebble grain black leather makes a perfect slouchy handbag.  Solid brass hardware adds richness and polish to this casual leather. We are loving it in our Mini Excursion handbag and Fairmount Satchel.

A Trip to the Tannery

J.W. Hulme Co. prides itself on manufacturing its leather and canvas goods in the USA.  A part of that mission includes sourcing our raw materials from other American companies.  Meet S.B. Foot one of three domestic tanneries that supply J.W. Hulme Co. with leather and the only one that hails from our great state.

S.B. Foot opened its doors years before we did and has been producing high quality leather hides since 1872 along the banks of the Trout Brook in Red Wing, MN.  Their mission statement says it all,  “At S.B. Foot Tanning Company, our goal is quality, a goal we have achieved and delivered for more than a century.”

The sun finally came out for our road trip to Red Wing where Pete, the man about town, showed us the ropes at S.B. Foot and let us dig around in the sample room.  We are very excited about the new leathers you will soon see in our line.

Read more about S.B Foot’s history here and their tanning process here.



Take a look at more pictures from our visit on our facebook page here.