BILLY TANNERY: ENTIRELY MADE IN BRITAIN
From sourcing to tanning to crafting, Billy Tannery have innovative and sustainable solution for food industry waste
Growing up in the Midlands, founders Rory and Jack have grown up surrounded by their local history of British tanning. After witnessing the decline of this industry and the tons of goat hides going to waste after meat production every year, they were inspired to act.
Introducing The Billy Tannery, the UK's first microtannery. A celebration of traditional British craft skills and fully traceable, ethical production.
Rory and Jack have been working with chefs, local leather industry veterans, a leading accessories designer, a team of makers in Somerset and Jack's father Charles, who manages the tannery. Together they are re-discovering the connection between meat and leather.
Billy's new range of luxury leather goods showcase this beautiful, quality kid leather. The designs will be launched May 24th on Kickstarter, so keep your eyes peeled and your pledge ready to support this wonderful effort to repurpose, reshore and redesign!
Read more about Rory and Jack's progress on their website: www.billytannery.co.uk