The materials

Our leather

We love leather at Pedal & Brass - we love its strength, its durability and its character! Treated carefully, leather goods can last a lifetime.

We use a variety of different leathers for our products and enjoy creating limited edition ranges from surplus leather, that is leather leftover from the fashion, footwear and leather industries which might otherwise end up in landfill. This reduces waste and lessens the environmental impact of these industries. To further improve our sustainability, we try to use every last bit of the leather we buy and reduce our own waste in our bike bag production by creating our Waste Not range of small leather accessories.

Our Sidney crossbody range of bike bags are made from strong, durable satchel leathers. The grey, pink, aqua and current navy are all surplus leathers, ordered by high street names and luxury design houses and then no longer required. The Big Sidney bike bags use the same satchel leathers.

The Cavendish tote bike bags are made from softer leathers more suited to tote bags. The limited edition blue Cavendish is made from beautiful tumbled surplus leather, and the black Cavendish from a dyed through, full grain, full aniline European calf side with a water resistant tannage. The tan and navy Cavendish use the most beautiful vegatable tanned, full grain tumbled leather from the renowned Consorzio Vera Pelle consortium of tanneries. This particular leather is more prone to marks and water damage and so needs that extra bit of tender loving care!

Our Trinity bucket bags each have a different feel. The green Trinity leather is smooth and firm and is a surplus leather, leftover from a well known designer. The black Trinity can either be made from the same soft, full grain leather with water resistant tannage used in our Cavendish range, or, if you prefer a firmer feel, a black satchel leather. We will check which you prefer on purchase. The red and slate grey are beautiful satchel leathers with a firmer feel and more structured shape.

Our leather comes from some of the best European tanneries and is sourced from British leather merchants. We try to ensure that the leather comes from tanneries with the highest ISO accreditations for the environment and are certified by the Leather Working Group environmental standards. All of our leathers meet REACH regulations and standards.