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MR CHRISTIAN

FINE ENGLISH ARTISAN LEATHER GOODS MANUFACTURING 
 

THE PROCESS

DESIGN

WE DON'T FOLLOW TRENDS OR FASHION FORECASTING  WE DON'T WATCH WHAT OTHER BRANDS ARE DOING, WE BELIEVE THAT DESIGN IS ABOUT TRUE INTUITION, EMOTIONS, EXPERIENCES AND LIFE, IT CHANGES DAILY.  WE HAVE FOLLOWED THE HERD FOR LONG ENOUGH, TIME TO NOW LEAD IT.

WE TAKE OUR INSPIRATION FROM LIFE, THE CHANGING SEASONS AND THE NATURAL WORLD AROUND US.  SOME INSPIRATION COMES FROM OUR HISTORY AND THE JOURNEY WE HAVE BEEN ON THROUGHOUT THE YEARS. SOME INSPIRATION COMES FROM THE HERE AND NOW, WITH THE FIRM BELIEF THAT INTUTION PLAYS THE BIGGEST PART IN OUR DESIGN ETHOS.

WHATEVER WE DESIGN IT'S SURE NOT GOING TO APPEAL TO EVERYONE WHICH IS WHY WE DON'T MASS PRODUCE OR STOCK  ANYTHING. THERE IS NOTHING WORSE THAN GETTING IT WRONG AND HAVING HUNDREDS OF PRODUCTS SITTING ON SHELVES ONLY TO BE DISCOUNTED AND DEVALUING WHAT WE PRODUCE OR WORST CASE DESTROYING THEM LIKE SOME BRANDS.

WE LIKE SIMPLICITY,  FUNCTIONALITY AND RELIABILTY, AND OUR CUSTOMERS ARE FOR LIFE ! NOT JUST A SEASON.

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About Our Leather

MATERIALS SELECTION

OUR MATERIALS ARE SELECTED BASED ON 20 PLUS YEARS OF COMBINED KNOWLEDGE AND KNOWING WHAT MATERIALS FIT WITH WHICH PRODUCT TO GIVE PROVEN RELIABILTY AND QUALITY OF MAKE.  WE ONLY SOURCE OUR LEATHERS IN THE UK THROUGH OUR SUPPLIERS AND LEATHER FINISHERS WITH SOME DIRECT RELATIONSHIPS WITH CERTIFIED TANNERIES. 

 

OUR HARDWARE IS MAINLY SAND CAST BRASS FROM THE WEST MIDLANDS AREA, FROM FOUNDRIES STILL MAKING THIS HARDWARE IN AGED OLD TRADITIONAL METHODS.  SHEFIELD STEEL, PEWTER AND SILVER ARE ALL POSSIBLE FOR THAT BESPOKE ORDER. 

 

EVERY SUPPLIER IS VETTED BY US FROM LEATHER, HARDWARE TO PACKAGING TO ENSURE THAT WE ARE MEETING THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE ETHICAL AND SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS AND SOURCING FOR OUR PRODUCTS.

 

EVERY PRODUCT IS SHIPPED WITH OUR SUPPLY CHAIN PRODUCT CARD DETAILING THE TYPE, SOURCE AND LOCATION OF OUR MATERIALS THAT WENT INTO MAKING YOUR PRODUCT. 

 

THIS TRANSPARENCY AND VULNERABILTY CREATES TRUST AND BRAND INTEGRITY AND THAT'S WHAT WE HOPE TO CHANGE IN THIS INDUSTRY. WE HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE.

 

 

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OUR MANUFACTURING IS PREDOMINANLTY SMALL UK INDEPENDANT ARTISAN CRAFTS MEN AND WOMEN WHO HAVE MANY YEARS EXPERIENCE IN THIS SECTOR SUPPLYING GLOBAL BRANDS WITH TRADITIONAL LEATHER GOODS KNOWN THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. 

 

WE SELECT OUR MANUFACTURING ARTISANS ACCORDING TO THE PRODUCT WE HAVE DESIGNED TO ENSURE WE GET THE BEST FIT AND MAKER  FOR EACH OF OUR PRODUCT DESIGNS

 

AS OUR PRODUCT OFFERS GROW SO DO OUR COLLABORATORS  TEAMS OF MAKERS, AND BRAND FAMILY.

ALL OUR PRODUCTS ARE MADE TO ORDER  WITH NO STOCK SUPPORT, SO THIS IS WHY WE ARE SLOW FASHION, YOUR ORDER WILL TYPICALLY TAKE 4 - 6 WEEKS TO MAKE DEPENDING ON THE VOLUME OF ORDERS AND THE OTHER COMMITMENTS OF OUR ARTISANS. . 

HAND EDGE SKIVING - Leather working - MR CHRISTIAN
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