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Materials | Leather

Our leather comes from Wickett & Craig out of Curwensville, PA. 

 “Founded in 1867, Wickett & Craig is a world premiere vegetable tannery. A labor-intensive method that requires skilled workers, veg-tanning is a natural, eco-friendly process that produces deep-colored leathers of superior quality. We’ve been perfecting the art of leather making for more than a 150 years.” - wickett-craig.com

Wickett & Craig has some great background info and videos up on their website so you can see what goes into the six week process of vegetable tanning a hide.  Check these links out with the kids!

 

Wickett & Craig | Superior Leather Since 1867 from Wickett & Craig on Vimeo.

See the four steps to vegetable tanning here (great pics)

I was turned on to Wickett & Craig by the classic Seattle, WA outfitter CC Filson Co.  Filson uses Wickett & Craig Leather in all their luggage and belts - here’s a cool video with Filson rep talking about the leather:  

Filson from Wickett & Craig on Vimeo.

Wickett & Craig has been super to work with and the quality of the leather is incredible.  The specific leather we are using in the knife case project is vegetable tanned skirting – it takes to tooling / forming well and has a beautiful finish.

Your TogetherMade leather projects are in good company with CC Filson Co which I think is super cool, but I also like to think about the projects being only one step away from this amazing tanning factory and process.