Who We Are

In 1842, Joseph Mossop, a skilled tanner from Keswick, UK, left Cumberland with his brothers at 26 to emigrate to the Cape in Africa. Upon arrival, he founded Mossop and Sons, a tannery. Notably, this venture predates Old Mutual, as Joseph acquired land from John Ebden, who used the proceeds to start the insurance firm, predating Mossop's business by a year.

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Our Garden

Within this space, each creation resonates with our commitment to positive change through the LEATHERPRINT® initiative. An ongoing dedication to conscious practices in the realms of environment, society, and economic activity, LEATHERPRINT® serves as a living manifesto. Here, the three circles symbolise our SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, and ENVIRONMENTAL initiatives, illustrating our steadfast dedication to making a positive impact on sustainability. At Mossop Leather, we cultivate a greener future, one circle at a time.

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Our Leathers

Our online shop showcases a selection of the leathers available within Our Heritage range, which are available for individual purchase rather than solely in bulk orders. We provide convenient doorstep delivery for your convenience. Additionally, some items may reflect past season trials. Explore our diverse range, including pigment, nubuck, oily and waxy pull-ups, floater, Nappa, suede split articles, and more.

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Time-Honoured Traditions. Modern Manufacturing. The perfect synergy between leather and technology.

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More than just a tannery