About Us

old tools of the shoemakerMy name is James and I design and make everything under the Raw Leather Workshop brand in my studio in Kent, England. I use only quality British raw leather to make simple, functional and rugged leather accessories that are built to last a lifetime.

Totally handmade…

The methods I use in construction are the same as would have been used over 1000 years ago. There are no mechanised processes in the construction at all. Because of the by-hand techniques I employ and the type of leather I use in making all of the Raw range, each piece is unique and benefits visual from subtle inconsistencies inherent in this style of manufacture.

Looking better with age…

There is nothing precious about my work, it is made to be used and abused. In fact, unlike most types of modern leather work, the more you use a Raw Leather Workshop piece, and the worse you treat it, the better it will look! Each piece is designed to be timeless and constructed to age beautifully.

Lifetime warranty…

I am not about producing transient fashions, my work is built to last a lifetime… and beyond. In the unlikely event that your Raw Leather product should suffer from any fault in manufacture within your lifetime  I will personally repair it for free!