Billy Tannery is a new kind of leather company. After discovering that not one goat hide left over from the UK food industry was being tanned here, we decided to do something.
The Ideal Leather Backpack for A Stylish, Hands-On Life – Billy Tannery. Is a leather tote bag the most versatile bag you can own? – Billy Tannery. When we started designing our first Billy Tannery products back in 2015, we always knew that a leather tote bag was going to be a core part of the range.
Tote bags are an unsung hero. Whether you’re on your way to the shops, the office, the gym or even a weekend away, a tote has you covered. The First Handmade Goat Leather Goods - Crafted in the UK – Billy Tannery. An Entirely British Goat Leather Store Based in the UK – Billy Tannery. Bespoke Goat-Leather Aprons Designed for Craftsmen, Chefs, BBQ – Billy Tannery. Originally designed for London-based chef James Cochran, our goat leather chef apron is now worn by a host of cooks from keen amateurs to internationally renowned chefs.
The chest pocket is ideal for holding a phone, a pen or maybe a pair of tweezers. The apron is the ultimate celebration of our goat leather, which is made from goatskins that are a by-product of the food industry. The goatskins were previously going to landfill but now, at Billy Tannery, we turn them into leather that can be used by chefs in the kitchen. This makes for a truly circular system that takes nose-to-tail eating to the next level. Goat Leather Accessories Sustainably Made in the UK for Men – Billy Tannery. How to Choose the Perfect Handmade Leather Wallet. A leather wallet is a statement.
Inside, it holds your identity. On the outside, it tells your story. Consider what you’d want the perfect leather wallet to say about you, and reveal about your character. Whether it’s an investment in yourself, or a gift for someone special, make sure you keep the holder in mind to select a piece that’s personal and right. So, let’s help you get started with our top tips on how to choose the perfect leather wallet. This practical consideration will help to determine the right wallet for you. Use this as an opportunity to look at any extras that might be weighing you down. Meet Jeremy Lee, Chef Proprietor and A Fabulous Style Icon – Billy Tannery.
If you are after some goat recipes, there is no one more knowledgeable than Jeremy Lee, chef proprietor at the historic Soho restaurant and private members club Quo Vadis.
Jeremy has been pioneering cooking with goat meat ever since he received his first delivery from James Whetlor, the founder of Cabrito, in 2012, with kid now a staple on his quirky John Broadley illustrated menus. We arrange to meet in The Blue Room, a beautiful little snug tucked away on the second floor of Quo Vadis, where you can enjoy relative peace and quiet, away from the hustle and bustle of the restaurant. From Jeremy’s emails I am expecting to be greeted by a bubbly, playful character and not disappointed. Jeremy swings open the door and bounces into the room apologising profusely for his tardiness before embracing me in an almighty bear hug. Photo: Tim Atkins. Check Out Our Leather Cardholder Handcrafted in the UK – Billy Tannery.
We recently teamed up with our friends at Department Two for a tour of Bermondsey, once home to London's thriving leather industry.
Back in 1792, a third of all leather in the UK came from Bermondsey, but today the leather companies have sadly long since departed. Despite this clues of the area’s illustrious past are everywhere, if you know where to look. We spent a day exploring the streets and testing out our full range of British goat leather goods. See the results in our series of photo diaries. Part 2: The Cardholder With a full schedule of sights to see in Bermondsey, it was inevitable that the day would be bookended with liquid refreshments - coffee to get us going in the morning and a well-earned pint at the close.
Gone are the days of bulky wallets stuffed with coins, receipts and every loyalty card you've ever been given - you simply don't need to carry all of that around with you. Shop Cardholders. Leather Care Kit for Bags, Wallets & Luggage: UK Store – Billy Tannery. Treat your Billy Tannery leather goods with a care kit that includes our recommended waterproofing cream and two cloths - one for applying the cream and another for your copper fittings.
Contains all of the leather cleaning products that you need to keep your leather goods in great shape. Collonil Wax Leather: a premium waterpoofing cream designed to treat naturally tanned leathers in all colours. Contains beeswax, conditioning oils and nutrients to clean leather products. Made in Germany. Collonil Cotton Cloth: we recommend applying a light coat of the cream directly from the sponge and then using this premium cotton cloth to take off any excess and polish. Polishing Cloth: designed for jewellery, this cloth is ideal for polishing the copper fittings on your Billy Tannery bag. An Entirely British Goat Leather Store Based in the UK – Billy Tannery. Tete A Tete - Department Two – Billy Tannery. To coincide with the launch of our new collaboration with Laird Hatters, we're publishing a series of conversations with fellow hat lovers and friends of Billy Tannery.
We sent each of them one of our two hat styles, either The Newsboy or The Baseball, and tasked them with capturing some photos of them in action. There are some core threads that link everyone together. A hands-on lifestyle, a passion for the outdoors and of course a love of headwear. First up was James Strawbridge and today we hear from Arran and Fern from Department Two.
For those that don't know you, can you introduce yourself and what you do? We are Arran Cross and Fern Merrills, founders and directors of creative agency Department Two. Tete A Tete: An Interview with James Strawbridge – Billy Tannery. To coincide with the launch of our new collaboration with Laird Hatters, we'll be publishing a series of conversations with fellow hat lovers and friends of Billy Tannery.
We sent each of them one of our two hat styles, either The Newsboy or The Baseball, and tasked them with capturing some photos of them in action. There are some core threads that link everyone together. A hands-on lifestyle, a passion for the outdoors and of course a love of headwear. First up is James Strawbridge. For those that don't know you, can you introduce yourself and what you do? My name is James Strawbridge. Sustainability is a major theme in your work, what are the easiest things you think we can each do to live better with nature? Probably something simple like eating grass-fed and organic meat but less often, and building up a repertoire of exciting vegetarian dishes and local seafood into your diet to replace processed food. A Chat with Stephen Terry, One of Britiain's Finest Chefs – Billy Tannery.
Following on from the first of our interview series with the ever-captivating Jeremy Lee was always going to be a tough one, but in the end we didn’t need to look any further than our customer list when a name jumped right out – one Stephen Terry with a delivery address in Abergavenny.
Stephen is one of Britain’s finest chefs and has a CV that you’d struggle to better, but other than a victory on the BBC’s Great British Menu in 2008 he remains relatively under the radar and very much a chefs’ chef. A self-confessed lover of simple things elevated to the highest level, Stephen fittingly ordered himself a pair of our collaboration Sneakers last Autumn and we have been meaning to interview him ever since. Stephen talks fast and loves a laugh so it was a really entertaining conversation, much edited for public consumption. A Chat With James Whetlor: Goat Man. Goat Legend – Billy Tannery. A chat with James Whetlor of Cabrito, the award-winning goat meat company and supplier of our goat hides.
You were originally a chef, how did you get into the food industry? I grew up in a small seaside town, Lyme Regis in Dorset, where the jobs you got as a kid were always in restaurants and takeaways, cooking or waiting tables, so it’s all I’ve ever done really. I love the pace of kitchens and the hum of a dining room — always have. When was the first time you ate goat meat? I was working at The Eagle in Farringdon in 2008-ish and Mary Holbrook [of Sleight Farm goat cheeses] dropped some off for us to try. Leather Town: The Backpack. We recently teamed up with our friends at Department Two for a tour of Bermondsey, once home to London's thriving leather industry. Back in 1792, a third of all leather in the UK came from Bermondsey, but today the leather companies have sadly long since departed.
Despite this clues of the area’s illustrious past are everywhere, if you know where to look. BILLY TANNERY – Billy Tannery. Back in 2017 when we launched Billy Tannery, we made the decision to use the power of crowdfunding, not only to fund the early stages of business but crucially to also test the response to our brand and our first range of products. In the early stages of a business there is nothing more validating than knowing that customers are willing to back you and we were blown away by the support. Since then we have faced many challenges but the business has been going from strength to strength. However we now face our biggest challenge yet - the farm that our micro-tannery is based on has been sold and we have been given notice to leave. The great news it that we have found an amazing new site just 30 minutes away.
It’s bigger and better, but we ugently needed support to make the move happen. Billy x SILO Aprons – Billy Tannery. Many chefs talk about sustainability, but only a few back this up with serious action. Douglas McMaster is the pioneering chef behind the UK's first zero-waste restaurant, SILO, and the author of The Zero Waste Blueprint. Doug's obsession with reducing waste means that SILO famoulsy has no bin - everything is either used or composted - but it also leads him to scrutinise the entire supply chain from every angle.
After 5 years in Brighton, SILO has just completed a relocation to London's Hackney Wick, where renovating the new site meant lots of research into materials. From mycelium (mushroom) furniture to recycled plastic counters, the interiors follow the same uncompromising zero-waste philosophy. We were kindly introduced to Doug and his team back in March 2019 (thanks Lizzie), as they were looking for staff aprons that wouldn't need to go in the washing machine - saving both energy and water. How to care for a leather briefcase. A quality briefcase is one of life’s great joys. If you’ve gone the extra mile to invest in a well-made leather briefcase, you will quite rightly want to care for it correctly. The temptation is to treat your briefcase like you would a pair of leather shoes, regularly treating and polishing, but looked after correctly your bag shouldn’t need as much care.
How is Goat Leather Different From Other Types Of Leather? How is Goat Leather Different From Other Types Of Leather? It’s one of the questions we get asked the most at Billy Tannery. What’s the difference between goat leather and other types of leather? There are so many types of leather that it’s a very broad question, but simply put, compared to most other common leathers goatskin is relatively thin and lightweight, while also being very durable with a beautiful pronounced grain texture. Britain's First Leather Micro Tannery & Gotskin Suppliers – Billy Tannery. Our Specialty is High-Quality Goatskin Leather Bags, Backpack.