Im Ben O'Reilly, The man behind Cloverlily Leatherworks.
I started Cloverlily Leatherworks in 2017 with one goal in mind, to create stylish rugged leather camera harnesses, slings and straps. Handcrafted at each stage and made from simply the best materials.
We source quality fixings and leather from the best sources in the world.
Made to Order
We are all unique shapes, sizes and need so there is no sense in offering an insultingly named "one-size-fits-all" solution. Each strap or sling is made to order for you, this means you will receive a harness or sling that is as unique as you are.
Paradoxically, I am vegetarian, with this in mind I wanted to source leather as ethically and sustainably as possible. I really hunted for the best offering and landed with getting my leather from a small family run tannery in Spain, opting for the best quality hide I could. I will write a blog on why i choose this type of leather in the future .
It seems senseless to opt for the best quality hides if I am just shoving a load of chemical rich, mass produced dye into it. So I decided to make all my dyes and stains personally so I know exactly what is going into each piece of leather. You will not find a colour like them! This also means if you want a colour we dont have - I can likely make one that works for you.
Where I can I source the metal fixings from UK based manufacturers. Any pieces I need to source from overseas I opt for the very highest in quality while still not compromising my morals, I only deal with suppliers with fair working practices for their staff.
I go above and beyond on the finishing, bevelling and burnishing edges, finishing and conditioning with authentic natural finishes. This is the longest part of the manufacturing process it is better to take time on something that will be by your side for the rest of your career.