Over the last few months I’ve been trying to source a leather that is as beautiful as the bridle leather that I’ve been using this far. There’s a couple reasons why I’m doing this. First, bridle leather has become harder to source and when you do find it, it is very expensive. Secondly, I’m looking for a leather that is slightly more flexible. The bridle leather was great for tote straps, but it was a little too stiff for the crossbody strap, so I’ve been using a cowhide leather for that.
Fortunately, one of my leather suppliers has found this Italian vegetable tanned leather for me. It’s exactly what I’m looking for. It’s slightly less stiff than the bridle leather and is very good quality. It’s an expensive leather still (in the world of leathers), but the quality is worth it. Like I said before, as a micro-business I can’t really compete on price too much when it comes to my bags, but I believe my customers favour quality over quantity. I would like to think that my bags are reasonably priced for the quality you get.