Our Leather Camera Straps, Harnesses and Slings are made of only the very best vegetable tanned leather. It's tanned using natural ingredients, that aren't harmful to the environment, by skilled and fairly paid artisans.
Because leather it is a natural material, It does require a little bit of TLC. This maintenance does mean our straps will keep you shooting, for years to come.
- How long will my order Take?
- Conditioning and Re-finishing
- Breaking in
- Patina Rushing/Colour Deepening
All the leathergoods are made to order, so
Get yourself a good quality leather wax or oil (for example Terrago Mink Oil). Using a soft, clean cloth apply a pea sized bit of oil to the strap working it in on the skin side (outside) only, rub it in thoroughly and leave it to dry, removing excess that doesn't soak in. Apply a second coat if you feel it needs it, and you're done.
Easy peasy right? This will also help the break in process.
Because of the use of vegetable tanned leather, all my straps and harnesses will mould to your shape and fit like a glove. The only way to get through this breaking in period is to... You guessed it. Wear it!
If you want to rush the development of the leathers patina or want to deepen the pieces colour, a nifty hack is to leave your strap or harness outside in the sun. Do ensure you do this only when there is no rain forecast, the straps are shower resistant but it will not like a downpour.
Essentially the strap will get a suntan, its colour and patina will develop quicker, you will see considerable change in a day or so.
This process isn't as effective with darker colours, and wont make any change to black straps or harnesses.