My name is Robert and I am the founder of Robert Christopher.
I am a leatherworker based in Frome, Somerset and I am committed to producing the finest hand stitched leather goods available from only the finest vegetable tanned leather from around the world.
My methods of working and the tools I use date back 100s of years.
I aim to bridge the gap between the traditional and the contemporary by producing products that are made with the quality craftsmanship at their heart, whilst also catering for a design conscious contemporary market.
All products are made to order and are available in a full range of leather combinations and thread colours.
I am also available for bespoke commissions. Just leave a message via the contact page.
Designed for today, made for a lifetime
All pieces are made entirely by hand, from cutting the leather, stitching, to the final burnish of the edges.
Many of the techniques and tools used have been passed down through generations to give you a unique product that is built to last a lifetime and beyond.
Naturally tanned leather
Only the finest leather goes into making Robert Christopher products.
From French Alpine chèvre to Tuscan bovine hides and Russian salmon, all leather is tanned using natural ingredients such as oak bark, chestnut, and mimosa instead of chromium based chemicals.
We are continually looking to source the finest examples of this rare process to create timeless pieces that allow the quality of this raw ingredient to shine through.