Leather is one of the world’s most ancient traditions.
In the old area of Santa Croce sull’Arno, Italy, in the province of Florence, street names are still dedicated to the heritage of the leather workers. This is where generation after generation of leather artisans have practiced their craft for centuries producing some of the finest leather in the world.
The bridle leather which we use for products that require a heavier leather comes from a tannery in Santa Croce. Like the leather used on other Col. Littleton products, this bridle leather is vegetable tanned the traditional, old-fashioned way by processes developed over the centuries. We buy the heart of these world class hides to make belts, dresser caddies, coasters, and a few other products.
When viewing our online store, you’ll come across some products made with Italian Bridle Leather. These are definitely meant to hold up to the challenge of many years of use. Enjoy!