Our Hairy Hide Keyrings
Our flawlessly hand stitched keyrings are simple yet sturdy, inlaid with a tactile cowhide heart and framed in traditionally Oak tanned leather from England’s last true tannery. Handmade and skillfully hand-stitched by local leatherworker Louise from LG Leatherworks, who creates luxury leather accessories from her shepherds hut workshop on the edge of Dartmoor just 12 miles from the farm.
Our keyrings currently come in two styles, a golden Jersey hide centre, or an earthy Red Devon core, both beasts from the Taw River Dairy herd.
Our hairless leather is sourced from the J&FJ Bakers tannery in Colyton, Devon, Britain’s only remaining traditional Oak bark tannery. Where perfection cannot be rushed, tanning hides in such a poetic fashion takes well over a year to produce. Sustainability is at the heart of their process; an ancient water wheel powered by the river crushes the Oak bark into small pieces, this river water is used to soak the crushed Oak bark releasing the tannins and the Oak bark itself is sourced sustainably from the UK. This meticulous and careful heritage craft produces a unique leather that is renowned for its quality and durability.
We want you to hold this keyring and feel Devon’s drizzle on the back of the cows, feel the morning sun warming the bark of the Oak tree and experience the centuries of knowledge and skill that has brought this together and into your hands.
Take a little bit of our sustainable dairy with you, wherever you go.