We are a husband and wife team and we produce quality handmade goods from our base in South Devon.
WE ARE ERMESTONE LEATHER.
We are Paul and Michele, a husband and wife team who are lucky enough to live and work in Devon on the edge of Dartmoor. Our leatherworking skills have been learned over several years of designing and making our own products. Paul also works as a shoemaker making handmade and bespoke leather shoes in the Artisan town of Totnes.
WE CREATE EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY GOODS.
We are always keen to learn new techniques and to try out new projects, and recently we have been enjoying combining leather with other materials, and ideas around recycling and upcycling, to create a new range of unique and exclusive items. Our materials and components are carefully sourced and each of our products is individually made with the utmost care and attention to detail. We are so confident in the quality of our products that we offer a 30 day no quibble money-back guarantee.
HOW WE CAME TO BE.
Devon is a county that is very proud of its heritage and still supports many ancient trades and crafts. It continues to be home to the only remaining oak bark tannery in Britain which produces leather of the finest quality. Dartmoor in particular is an especially inspiring place. Comprising of granite tors, harsh moorland, wooded valleys, boggy wetland and hidden villages and hamlets, Dartmoor is full of contrasts. It can be bleak and unwelcoming one moment, warm and idyllic the next. Only sheep and tough Dartmoor ponies can survive the winter on the exposed moorland and sheep farming is still a large part of the Dartmoor way of life.
The Erme Stone Row is a row of granite standing stones that is located on Dartmoor to the north of Ivybridge and is the longest to be found anywhere on the moor. The Erme is also the name of the river that flows through Ivybridge.
It was the combination of our location, our local heritage and our love for our craft that led to the birth of Ermestone Leather.
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