Leather dealer

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Leather dealer - Leather seller - Leather trader

Tanneries sell their products either directly to larger leather processing companies (furniture industry, bag manufacturers, car manufacturers, etc.) or to leather dealers.

For leather dealers, holding a large variety of stock involves a significant capital investment but one which they need to make in order to serve their customers quickly. The leather traders are mostly specialized in certain types of leather, such as furniture leather, car leather, clothing leather, bag leather, exotic leather or parchment.

Leather merchants present their range in sample catalogues and many offer the chance to buy leather directly or by visiting their customers.

Important: Leather dealers usually sell either half or the whole skin/hide and they don't offer cutting services. Leftover pieces of leather are mostly deemed to be scrap or waste as they can not be sold for a reasonable price. It is also impossible for leather dealers also to have a standardised set of natural markings that are acceptable for their customers on every piece of leather.

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With leather and colour sample cards, the leather merchants and leather dealers present their collections.


Since leather is a soft material, care must be taken during transportation and storage to avoid wrinkles or dents. Therefore, leather is stored and transported on stands, or folded. When folded, excess load pressure and long storage times must be avoided.


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Excessive pressure on the leather leads to wrinkles and bumps.



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Leather storage stands in the warehouse of a leather merchant.


However, there are also leather traders who sell crust leather to finish the leather and rawhide traders.

Where to buy leather?

  • Private customers: As a private customer, you can buy leather directly from companies working with leather (like saddlers, upholsterers, shoe repair shops etc.). These have leather in stock and the catalogues of commercial leather traders to choose from. Leather can also be purchased online. Unfortunately, ordering online means you cannot feel the leather before purchasing. If you're lucky, you will find a local leather dealer so you can experience the sight, smell and touch of your chosen leather.
  • Saddlers, interior decorators, tailors etc.: These companies buy their leather from the wholesaler. Wholesalers offer sample catalogues and commercial prices. Smaller to medium furniture manufacturers also buy their leather at the commercial leather trade price.
  • Car manufacturers, large furniture factories, shoe and clothing manufacturers: These customers turn directly to the leather factories and buy directly and worldwide.


Traditional leather trader in London (www.colourlock.com).


Company Name Contact Number Address Email Web Address
Crest Leather +44(0)2084577129 Adla House, 2A Hayes Cresent, London NW11 0DE james.charter@crestleather.com www.crestleather.com
Thomas Ware & Sons Ltd +44 (0)1179 664 021 Clift House Tannery, Coronation Road, Bristol, BS3 1RN info@thomasware.co.uk thomasware.co.uk
FORMA LEATHER LTD 020 7749 0660 Perseverence Works Unit 21 38 Kingsland Road London E2 8DD info@formaleather.co.uk www.formaleather.co.uk
Storm Leather Ltd +44 (0)20 7249 0099 Stephen House, 1B Darnley Rd, London E9 6QH sales@stormleather.com stormleather.com
Walter Reginald Group Ltd 0207 481 2233 Unit 6, 100 The Highway, London E1W 2BX info@walterreginald.com walterreginald.co.uk
Crown Hides Ltd 0208 455 7797 Suite A, Ground Floor, Meridian House, 202-204 Finchley Road, London NW3 6BX sales@hollanderhyams.com www.crownhides.com
Ed Tanner Ltd 0208 245 2903 136 Hermitage Rd, Harringay, London N4 1NL sales@edtanner.co.uk www.edtanner.co.uk
TURA 0207 275 9059 10 Amhurst Terrace London E8 2BT info@turalondon.com www.turalondon.com
ALMA 0207 377 0762 12-14 Greatorex Street London  E1 5NF info@alma1938.com www.www.alma1938.com
Harcourt London 0208 340 3333 136 Hermitage Rd, Harringay, London N4 1NL info@harcourtdesign.co.uk www.harcourtlondon.co.uk
Whistler Leather Ltd 0207 352 4186 Chelsea Harbour Design Centre, Fulham, London SW10 0XE info@whistlerleather.com www.whistlerleather.com
Edelman Leather +1 860 350 9600 80 Pickett District Rd, New Milford, CT 06776 www.edelmanleather.com
HOWE 0207 730 7991 36 Bourne Street London SW1W 8JA howe@36bournestreet.com www.36bournestreet.com
RYAN LEATHERS LTD 0208 808 3030 Millmead Business Centre Mill Mead Industrial Centre, Mill Mead Rd, London N17 9QU www.ryanleathers.com
Dalston Mill Fabrics  02072494129 69-73 Ridley Road  Dalston, London  E8 3NP info@dalstonmillfabrics.co.uk www.dalstonmillfabrics.co.uk
S C Hall & Son 01403711189 UNIT 5, STAR ROAD, PARTRIDGE GREEN, WEST SUSSEX, RH13 8RA. info@schallandson.com www.schallandson.com
UK Hide 0193 235 3338 Unit 11 Trade City, Avro Way Brooklands, Weybridge, KT13 0YF sales@ukhide.co.uk www.ukhide.co.uk
A & A Crack & Sons  Ltd 01604874422 16 Pennard Cl, Northampton NN4 7BE info@aacrack.com www.aacrack.co.uk
Metropolitan Leather Co. Ltd 01832732216 Cottingham Way Thrapston Northamptonshire NN14 4PL www.metropolitanleather.com
Leather Hides Uk Ltd 0177 245 7338 26 Aycliffe Drive,Buckshaw Village, Chorley, PR7 7GD sales@leather-hides.co.uk www.leather-hides.co.uk
Yarwood Leather 0113 252 1014 Treefield Industrial Estate, Gelderd Rd, Morley, Gildersome, Leeds LS27 7JU enquiries@yarwoodleather.com www.yarwoodleather.com
Futura Leathers Ltd, 0170 652 3555 Unit 8/Smallbridge Ind Pk/Riverside Dr, Rochdale OL16 2SH sales@futuraleathers.co.uk www.futura-leathers.co.uk
Bradford Hide Company Ltd. 0127 439 4679 Dryden Street, Bradford, West Yorkshire BD1 5ND info@bradford-hide.co.uk www.bradford-hide.co.uk
GH Leathers 01933 311 116 Unit 6, Stephen House, 1B Darnley Rd, London E9 6QH sales@leathermerchants.com www.leathermerchants.com
Russells 07785465882 Coles Farm, Cole Street, Wilby, Eye, Suffolk, IP21 5LH office@russels.com www.russels.com
J. Hewit & Sons Ltd 0150 644 4160 12 Nettlehill Rd, Houstoun Industrial Estate, Livingston EH54 5DL www.hewit.com
Tandy Leather UK-Northampton-301 0800 085 6765 2, Crofton Oak, N Portway Cl, Northampton NN3 8RD tlfukhelp@tandyleather.com www.tandyleather.eu/en/
Marcus Gear Limited 0192 263 2329 64-66 Hollyhedge Lane Walsall West Midlands WS2 8PZ UK richard@marcusgear.co.uk www.marcusgear.co.uk
J & FJ Baker & Co Ltd. 0129 755 2282 Hamlyn Mills/King St, Colyton EX24 6PD info@jfjbaker.co.uk www.jfjbaker.co.uk
Wildman & Bugby Ltd 0193 331 2231 Unit, 3A Sanders Lodge Industrial Estate, Rushden NN10 6BQ leather@wildmanbugby.co.uk www.wildmanbugby.co.uk
Neumann Leathers 01617631149 New Victoria Mills, Wellington St, Bury BL8 2AL sales@neumannleathers.com www.neumannleathers.com
Scottish Leather Group Limited  0150 569 1730 Kilbarchan Rd, Bridge of Weir PA11 3RN marketing@scottishleathergroup.com www.scottishleathergroup.com
Bridge of Weir Leather Company 0150 561 2132 Baltic Works, Kilbarchan Rd, Bridge of Weir PA11 3RH sales@bowleather.co.uk www.bowleather.com
Andrew Muirhead &  Son Limited 0141 550 6400 273-289 Dunn St, Glasgow Metropolitan Area G40 3EA sales@muirhead.co.uk www.muirhead.co.uk
J Wood Leathers Ltd 0153 565 5111 Steeton Grove, Steeton, Keighley BD20 6TT www.jwoodleathers.co.uk
A W Midgley & Son  Ltd 0193 474 1741 13, Cheddar Business Park, Wedmore Rd, Cheddar BS27 3EB www.awmidgley.co.uk
Yarwood Leather Ltd 0113 252 1014 Treefield Industrial Estate, Gelderd Rd, Morley, Gildersome, Leeds LS27 7JU enquiries@yarwoodleather.com www.yarwoodleather.com

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