COVID-19 UPDATE: OUR WAREHOUSE IS OPENING AGAIN TO VISITORS!

As the national lockdown finally begins to ease, and with non-essential shops now having the greenlight to reopen, we are pleased to announce that as of Monday April 19th we will finally be opening our doors and admitting visitors back in to the warehouse- happy days!! 

Obviously, as with all aspects of life, a lot has changed in the past 12 months. Visitors to the warehouse remain strictly by appointment only, and we have now limited this to one visitor in the morning and one in the afternoon. This is just to begin with, the health and safety of our staff & our customers will always be our first priority, so we must ensure that we can continue to maintain normal operations with the new social distancing measures in place.

CLICK HERE to contact us and book your appointment, either via phone or email.

In line with government guidelines the COVID specific rules for customers visiting the warehouse are as follows:

– As with essential shops, customers will be required to wear face coverings at all times in the warehouse.

– Only one customer permitted per appointment where possible, no couples or groups.

– Social distancing must be observed at all times.

– We ask that customers should only touch items they intend to buy.

– Customers are encouraged to pay on card or use contactless when they can.

CLICK HERE to contact us and book your appointment, either via phone or email.

We have also re-activated the click and collect option in our online shop, so customers can now buy online and collect from the warehouse. A dedicated pick-up point has been set up, so customers do not need to enter the warehouse to collect orders, with zero contact between staff and customers.

Hopefully, we’ve turned a corner and it’s onwards and upwards from here on in! I just want to take the time to wish the best of luck to everyone who’s recently re-opened their business be it shops, pubs, restaurants etc. On behalf of everyone here at JWL, I want to say a massive thank you to all our customers for their continued support through was has been an immensely difficult year for us all. We look forward to welcoming you back to our warehouse in the coming weeks.

All the best,
Jack

COVID 19 – JANUARY LOCKDOWN UPDATE

In light of the Government announcement last night (04/01/21), we want to reassure all our customers that we will be operating usual business hours to keep you stocked up with leather throughout the new lockdown.
The health and wellbeing of the team here will always be our first priority. Therefore, in line with Government guidelines, we will not be able to accept any visitors to our warehouse. No exceptions. Please don’t just turn up- we will not let you in! We have also had to suspend our “collect from warehouse” service, as this encourages non-essential travel.
Any online orders will be fulfilled as usual, but please bear in mind with increasing demands on carriers, there may be occasional delays with delivery. Tracking info will be emailed out once your order is dispatched, so you can keep up to date with your parcel’s progress and we’re always on hand to help out if you’ve got any problems.
The phones/emails are being manned as usual, so if you’ve got any questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us!
From all of us here at J. Wood Leathers, we just want to thank all of our customers for their ongoing support and we wish everyone the very best during these ongoing difficult days.

Christmas 2020

Our warehouse will be closing at 1700 on Monday 21st of December. 

CUT OFF FOR PRE-CHRISTMAS ORDERS IS 9AM MONDAY 21st DECEMBER. 

Last day to collect online orders from the warehouse will be Friday 18th December.

The warehouse will re-open on Monday 4th of January. 

During the shut down period we will be conducting behind the scenes maintenance and upgrades on the website and online shop. We’ve got loads of exciting new ideas for 2021, so we want to take this opportunity to improve load times, functionality and performance- we don’t want it crashing again on our next super sale! This means we will be disabling the online shopping function from 9am on Monday 21st December. There may also be intermittent periods where the website is completely down in maintenance mode, although we will do our very best to keep this to the absolute minimum. 

The online shopping function will be re-activated on Friday 1st January 2021, so you can get your orders in over that first weekend to be dispatched as soon as we re-open on the Monday. 

Finally, we just wanted to add a note to say a huge thank you to all of our customers who’ve supported us throughout such a difficult year! Your response to our online shop has honestly been phenomenal and we’re all truly grateful for your support. As we strive to constantly improve, please continue to give us feedback, tell us what new products you’d like to see, and which services we can improve etc. As mentioned above we’ve got loads of new ideas for 2021 which we can’t wait to share with you!

But in the meantime, from all of us here at J. Wood Leathers: Julian, Margaret, Jack, Mark, Zac & Karen: have a very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year – see you in 2021! 

COVID-19: NOVEMBER LOCKDOWN UPDATE

 As these uncertain times continue, we want to reassure all our customers that we will be operating usual business hours to keep you stocked up with leather throughout the lockdown period.

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The health and wellbeing of the team here will always be our first priority. Therefore, in line with Government guidelines, as of Thursday 5th November, we will no longer be able to accept any visitors to our warehouse. No exceptions. Please do not make the journey as you will not be permitted entry into the warehouse. 

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Any online orders will be fulfilled as usual, click here to visit our online shop. Please bear in mind with increasing demands on carriers, especially in the run up to Christmas, there may be occasional delays with delivery. Tracking info is now emailed out once your order is dispatched, so you can keep up to date with your parcel’s progress and we’re always on hand to help out if you’ve got any problems. As part of the new lockdown restrictions, we have had to temporarily remove the “locals collect from warehouse” option as this encourages non-essential travel. All orders placed will be dispatched with a delivery service. 

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This also unfortunately means that we’ve had to postpone our sale event again! With things as they are, we cannot yet give a new date but we’re going to do our very best to make it happen sometime this month: keep your eyes on social media for further updates.

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The phones/emails are being manned as usual, so if you’ve got any questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

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From all of us here at J. Wood Leathers, we just want to thank all of our customers for their ongoing support and we wish everyone the very best during these ongoing difficult days.

NEW Leather Swatches

Swatch Card Full Set

NEW for 2020, swatch cards with a huge range of our leathers, with a special offer included, so please read on.

See and feel for yourself some of the leather we have available. The colours, textures, thicknesses, at your fingertips.

FOUR fantastic swatch cards, laid out as easy to use A4 size folding cards:

For those that want it all, we have packaged all four as the “Full Set“!

Now, back to that special offer

For the first time purchase of each of the swatch cards, and the full set, we are offering a discount coupon towards an order in our online shop, training form 5% to 20% off non-promotional products on your order.

Take a look at each swatch card for full details.

Reindeer Hides Christmas 2018 & Social Media Updates.

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Reindeer Hides – Christmas 2018 Stocks in! 

How time flies when you’re enjoying yourself! It’s amazing to think that today marks the first day of October – it’ll be Christmas before you know it! I’m sure some of you will have already started your Christmas shopping, some of you may have even completed it! Unlike like me, I tend to leave it until the week before! 

If you’re struggling for gift ideas, why not consider one of our fantastic reindeer hide rugs. The summer’s gone, autumn’s here and for any Game of Thrones fans out there- Winter is coming. Well at J. Wood Leathers we’ve got you covered, our reindeer hides are guaranteed to keep you snug as a bug in a rug on those long winter nights. They’re perfect for use as rugs, sofa covers or bed spreads! 

As a natural, hair on product, the reindeer hides come in all shapes and sizes, in a wide variety of natural colours and tones. 

We’ve recently had a new stock of hides delivered, which have all been individually photographed, numbered and listed on our Flickr page. Click here to view the full range. This means you can go through each hide one by one, and pick your favourite. Just email us with the number and we’ll do the rest. The Reindeer hides are priced at £65.00 + VAT for individual hides, discounts are available for bulk orders. Please enquire for further details. 

We’re on Social Media!

 We’ve finally made the leap (albeit kicking and screaming) into the 21st century and onto social media! J. Wood Leathers have pages on Facebook and Instagram. We’ll be adding new content on a daily basis, using these new platforms to launch new leathers and products. We will also use the social media to announce sales and special offers, so please find us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram – I promise it’ll be worth your while! As we’re new to social media, we would be very grateful to hear your feedback and comments. Drop us an email to let us know the type of things you want us to include on our pages, and we’ll see what we can do. 
 
 

New Stock of Hair On Cow Hides for Sale

Hair on Cow Hide

Here at J. Wood Leathers, our warehouse has just taken delivery of a fresh batch of our very popular Cow Hides! These hides/rugs have all been individually photographed and posted on to our Flickr page. To view our current stock, please click here. This time we have included a measure in each photo to give you an idea of size and scale. We photograph and number each hide individually, so you know exactly what you’re getting. The hide you select is the one you’ll receive- just let us know the number and we’ll do the rest.

Our hair on Cow Hides are handpicked in person at the tannery, this guarantees we get the best of the best, in terms of size, shape, colouration and quality- you won’t find better! Our cow hides are the perfect addition to any room as a rug or wall-hanging. They make a superb finishing touch for a man cave or hunting lodge. They have also been used for seat/booth covers and decoration of restaurants & steakhouses. 

Our cow hides are very competitively prices at just £119.00 each, further discount is available for bulk purchases. Get them whilst stocks last! 

We also have a range of Reindeer Hides and Calf Hides for sale, these are ideal for use as rugs! The reindeer hides in particular make for excellent Christmas presents. 

If you have any questions or queries regarding our hair on cow hides, or should you wish to order, then please don’t hesitate to contact us

New Leathers for 2018!

NEW COLOURS! 

We have added new colours to the following popular ranges: Montana, Nidderdale and Splits. The Montana in particular continues to be one of our bestselling articles- we now have seventeen colours available from stock! Please click the buttons below to view the specs for each leather and all the new colours:

NEW LEATHERS!

We’re always looking to add to our stocks and to expand our already extensive range, ensuring we can supply a diverse selection of leathers for all our customers’ needs and requirements. With that in mind, 2018 sees the arrival of three brand new lines: Malham Metallics, Ingleborough Calf Suede and Pateley Nubuck. Please click the buttons below for further information on each of our new leather ranges: 

We’ve also added a new search bar to the website, to help our customers to quickly find the leather they’re looking for. But remember, if you still can’t find what you want, or if you’re unsure and need a bit of advice – please don’t hesitate to contact us, we’re always happy to help! 

New Stocks! Recently Added & Coming Soon…..

In an effort to meet with our customers’ requirements, and accommodate your needs, we are constantly adding and diversifying our range of leathers and increasing our stocks. 

In recent weeks we have added a whole new range of Economy Natural Veg Tan leathers. This is ideal for people who are just getting started or who want practice and hone their skills without breaking the bank! We have full shoulders and half shoulders in varying thicknesses from 1.2mm – 3.5mm with prices starting as low as £2.35/Sqft it’s a bargain! Please click HERE for further information. 

We have also added five brand new colours to our range of Montana Sides. This is one of our finest and most popular leathers. The new colours include: High Risk Red, Deep Sea Blue, Forest Green, Navy Blue and Sudan Brown. For pictures and more information please click HERE. Based on the overwhelmingly positive reception to the new additions we will be expanding this range further in the coming months to include the following new colours: Pink, Purple, Light Green & Chestnut Brown. Keep your eyes peeled on our website for updates on the incoming colours.

We are now stocking a variety of brand new leather ranges, which will be added to our website in the coming weeks, these include a range of calf suede available in a selection of 15 colours. As well as our Olympic Sides, which is a leather specifically developed for Nautical & Marine applications and is available in 48 colours! We are now stocking hair on Springbok hides/rugs which would make an ideal gift. Although these leathers aren’t yet listed online they are available from stock, so if you can’t wait- please don’t hesitate to get in touch, we will be happy to send cuttings, samples and information accordingly. 

Looking further ahead we are currently developing a range of Nubuck as well as a range of lightweight Metallic Leather (perfect for clothing) – watch this space for further information!

Not all the leathers that we stock are listed online, we are adding as much as we can as quickly as we can. In the meantime, if you can’t see what you’re looking for, or perhaps you are unsure and need some advice, please don’t hesitate to contact us- we are always happy to help! 

 

Sustainable Sources, where does our leather come from?

Sustainable Sources 

Sustainability has become an extremely important issue not just at J. Wood Leathers, but on a global scale. When it comes to sustainability in the leather trade, customers don’t always have such a positive outlook. Leather production is often linked with industrial farming, deforestation, processing of animals and chemical pollution. We source all of our hides and skins from reliable, sustainable tanneries from around the world. The animal skins, the actual raw material used for the production of our leathers is an unavoidable bi-product of the animal based food chain, specifically the meat, wool and dairy markets. Globally less than 2% of farmed animals are bread specifically for their hides. We don’t stock any rare or “exotic” animal leathers.

We will always endeavour to use the most sustainable sources for our leathers whenever possible. As an example, our Seal Skins are sourced directly from Inuit hunters in Greenland, each individual skins is bar coded and certified. The animals are hunted for food- a traditional way of life which goes back centuries. 

 

Environmental Impact 

Tanning is an industrial process involving many chemical products. Accordingly we are very conscious of which chemicals are used in the tanning of our leathers. Every one of our trusted and reputable suppliers strive to ensure that all environmental rules and regulations are met, in terms of both the chemicals and the processes used. Many of our suppliers are substituting the toxic chromium/solvent based chemicals of yester year for much more environmentally friendly water based alternatives. All of our leathers comply with European standards.

We regularly submit our leather for REACH and BLC testing. This ensures that our leathers continue to meet with British and EU standards. We are happy to supply customers with said test results upon request. Please be advised that this will likely incur an additional surcharge as different tests will be required depending on the customer’s specific project specifications.

 

Vegetable Tanning

Vegetable tanning is a much more ethical and environmentally friendly way of producing and tanning leather. This is a more traditional method which has been around for thousands of years and uses naturally occurring ingredients as opposed to solvents and chemicals. The leather is soaked in a bath of tannins found in barks, wood and other parts of plants, often for several weeks if not months at a time. This lengthy, and therefore expensive process, often yields the best quality and most desirable leather which is ideal for carving, embossing and tooling. We specialise in the stocking of vegetable tanned leathers, both natural and dyed. We pride ourselves in stocking the finest quality. Large, clean skins showing little growth, scars or flay marks offer good, cost effective cutting for large patterns and long belts. Please click here for more information on our Natural Veg Tan leathers and please click here for more information regarding our dyed through veg tanned leathers. 

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