Hand Dyed Handmade Stylish Veg Tanned Leather Passport Holder. Hand Stitched, and Hand Crafted in London, England. Made to Order.
The leather for this passport holder started life as a lovely tan-coloured, veg-tanned leather belly. We hand-dyed it to create From this leather we “Ardleigh”, our very own colour way, named for a street in the surrounding neighbourhood of the workshop.
‘Ardleigh’ is dark brown and quite close to the colour of the coat of a liver chestnut horse. The hand-dying process gives pleasing variations to this passport cover creating an entirely unique product. No two are the same!
Hand-stitched in the traditions of English Saddlery, using what is often referred to as double-handed or saddle-stitching. This traditional saddlery style method of stitching has greater integrity than machine stitching.
No sewing machines are involved in this process, all stitching is done entirely by hand.
Choose which colour your Passport Case is stitched in, from a myriad of jewel-like tones.
DEEP SEA TEAL
Follow the traditions of Saddlery, and match your stitching to your leather colour.
We suggest linen thread in COCOA to match the “Ardleigh” colourway.
We suggest linen thread in ROSE TAUPE if you are looking for a neutral contrasting thread.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL OUR THREADS ARE LINEN.
NONE OF OUR THREADS ARE POLYESTER OR METALLIC .
This item is cut out entirely by hand without the use of a press and instead using a traditional Saddler’s Knife.
As this is veg-tanned leather, the edges of this Passport Case are polished to a high shine by hand. We do not need to coat the raw edges in plastic as is necessary with chrome tanned leather.
This eyeglasses case comes hand-stamped with our distinctive egallowayleatherdesign logo.
Corners are nicked to prevent unsightly folding and bending and edges are bevelled to remove sharp edges created when cutting the item out by hand. A Saddler works in the same way to ensure equine comfort and therefore the safety of horse and rider. Following this ethos creates an item which is not only comfortable to use but a joy to handle.
The width of this passport holder is 100mm
The height of this passport holder is 140mm
The thickness of this passport holder without contents is approx 8mm
The thickness of this passport holder containing a passport is approx 12mm
MADE IN ENGLAND
This passport holder is made entirely, in a small workshop in Walthamstow, London, in the United Kingdom.
Packaged in a cardboard gift box featuring our logo.
Please exercise extreme caution when cleaning the inside folds of your passport holder and take care to protect the inside and untreated part of the passport holder with a piece of card or plastic.
We suggest cleaning with a soft lint free cloth and Dubbin or Fiebings 4 Way to maintain the appearance and water resistant nature of this Passport Holder. Please do not use shoe polish, as even clear shoe polish can permanently darken the leather.
If you feel unsure about doing this yourself, or have any questions about any of the above information please contact us by email/phone/twitter. We will be happy to advise you and answer other queries you may have.
Phone: +44 (0)7868 750827