Centuries of experience perfecting the art of oak bark tanning: Britain's only remaining Oak Bark Tannery.

Oak bark tanned for 12 months to preserve the natural strength and
beauty of the hide.

Hand finished by expert Curriers using our own blend of natural
oils and greases.

Quality, hard-wearing, uniquely crafted, visual luxury for a wide
range of leather goods.

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J&FJ Baker is Britain's only remaining traditional oak bark tannery. Our unique leather is favoured by distinguished shoemakers & top stables for its quality, durability & finish.

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The family run Devonshire site of J. & F.J. Baker has been a tannery since the Roman times. The site has grown and developed and expanded over centuries and with it the oak bark production techniques, perfecting the art of tanning.

About us

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Oak bark tannage is a long, gentle process that protects the natural fibres of the hide unlike modern tanning methods. The best hides, natural products, 14 months and a sustainable process produce each piece of uniquely crafted, luxury and durable leather.

The process

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World renowned British quality leather: unique, hard wearing and beautiful.

View our range of cuts and colours and find product details.

 

Products