BILLY TANNERY X FRANCLI

Outdoor Cooking Apron in Progress

To showcase the wonders of their beautiful new UK leather, Billy Tannery approached us with a design challenge.

Design sketches

Design sketches

From the meat industry, for the meat industry. Completing the story of the hides as a by product of the meat industry, we've designed an outdoor cooking apron for chefs.

Sampling design ideas

Sampling design ideas

A joy to stitch!

A joy to stitch!

'The goat leather is unlike any other leather I've worked with before. It's light, smooth and supple but has a really satisfying density to it and feels really tough. I got very excited after sewing the first sample pieces, the needle passed through it like butter and didn't stick - something that I find really frustrating with other leathers' 

Ali, Francli co-founder/maker

Drafting the pattern

Drafting the pattern

Hardware and tools

Hardware and tools

Read more about the efforts of the UK's first micro tannery on our previous blog post, and watch this space for the launch of the final design!

Cutting

Cutting

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