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Welcome to Ermestone Leather

A very warm welcome to Ermestone Leather and to our shiny, brand new website.

We are Paul and Michele, a husband and wife team who love to design and create high quality items that are useful and functional whilst still looking great. Previous customers have said that once you own one of our products you can’t imagine ever being without it, and now there is the opportunity to buy our items for yourself from our lovely new online shop. We offer free postage on all orders within the UK, and give a no quibble money-back guarantee on all our products.

In addition, if you sign up to our newsletter and follow us on Facebook you can be among the first to hear all the latest Ermestone Leather news, together with information about our most recent designs and products.

We are lucky enough to live and work on the Southern edge of beautiful Dartmoor in Devon. Who could fail to be inspired by this landscape of legends and myths: a place where it is still possible to find absolute peace, but which also has an abundance of wildlife and still supports many traditional crafts and farming practices.

Ermestone Leather is currently working in collaboration with award-winning Dartmoor businesses to help them design and produce new and interesting products. We aim, wherever possible, to support our community by working with local businesses for all our own business needs and by sourcing as many of our materials as we can from within the UK.

Paul learned his leatherworking skills whilst working as a shoemaker, and I have many years experience of designing and creating, using both modern and traditional crafting techniques. As well as our traditional leatherwork, some of our products are a blend of our crafts and ideas, and we enjoy the challenge of combining leather with other materials in order to create something unique.

We are excited about this next step for Ermestone Leather and are looking forward to sharing our passion for leatherwork with you. So take a good look around, check back often and please feel free to contact us if you have any comments or queries. We’d love to hear from you.

– Michele

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Dartmoor is our inspirationHandmade-Leather-Goods-Inspired-by-Dartmoor

The Landscape, weather, people, archaeology and myths and legends of Dartmoor have long been a source of inspiration for both visitors and local people alike. We are no exception.
In recent years there has been renewed understanding and interest in creativity both on and about the moor. Many ancient and traditional crafts have survived and are flourishing today because, as modern life approached and moorland life changed forever, the skills and crafts have evolved and are now being used to create for pleasure and not purely out of necessity.

Around here we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious … and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.

 Walt Disney

2 thoughts on “Welcome to Ermestone Leather

  1. Bryan Lapwood says:

    Hi Paul,
    Thanks for all the work you put into my new watch strap, it has saved the watch from the bin. The watch is more comfortable to wear than the original strap, the leather being so soft and the stitching giving it a lovely finish. The watch will come out of the draw a lot more than when I first bought it.
    Regards Bryan.

    1. Ermestone Leather says:

      Hi Bryan,
      Many thanks for your lovely comments. I thoroughly enjoyed making your watch strap and am very glad to know that your watch has been given a new lease of life. I hope you enjoy wearing it again for a long time to come.
      Kind regards,
      Paul

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