Cordwain Higgler Time for Tea Binder


This is my purple clearance (probably because of the smudge on the teacup) Cordwain Higgler personal sized binder. I chose it because it was purple and had featured tea! And as always I adore the keyring and the little leather tag which comes on the rings. The keyrings I have all have gold rings which I love!

As with all Cordwain Higgler binders, the inside is plain, and they come with an ingenious pen loop which adjusts according to the thickness of the pen. You can also choose between three different types of clasp. They come with a set of inserts (no calendar) – I love the notepaper! The rings are silver (and really top quality) but the outside hardware is gold which I adore.

I really love supporting small local businesses who used traditional materials and methods:

Cordwain Higgler is a family business, run by Guy and Pat Mather. We are based in East Sussex, close to the coast and the beautiful South Downs behind us. We make a range of unique hand made leather goods, both ‘off the shelf’ as well as bespoke. Our goods have a strong, nature, folklore and historic influence born from a background in history, art and archaeology. These elements have been drawn together to form Cordwain Higgler.

All items are made using the best traditional and natural materials available. Our leather comes from Britains last oak bark tannery. We use natural fibre threads. Fittings are made to last, for instance, solid brass, not plate, to prevent rusting.

Designs are made to our own pattern and applied by hand. We have dies (stamps) made for us exclusively. Each item is hand dyed and finished with our own beeswax polish made from wax from hives around the Beachy Head area.

Our aim is to provide quality English craft items in a world of mass production. we hope it would be extremely unlikely that you will come across anyone else with an identical item. The unique qualiities of leather means that it improves with age and becomes a more personal item.

Please bear in mind that leather is a natural product and each hide or skin comes from an animal and will therefore not be identical. Oak bark tanning takes approximately 18 months and also affects the finished article. The uniqueness of each piece of leather enhances the individuality of the finished item. All this helps to make each organiser unique.

“The pride in our work comes from knowing that our goods will last, and the owners, we hope, become more attached to them as time goes by”









Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

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