The Two Sides of a Legacy

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="center" header_font="Lora||||" header_font_size="40px" header_text_color="#d28d54" header_letter_spacing="1px" text_text_color="#40474f" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid" text_font="Lora||||" text_font_size="36"] The Two Sides of a Legacy written by Andrew Loake [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="center" text_font="Raleway||||" text_font_size="16" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid" text_line_height="1.8em" text_line_height_tablet="2em"] This blog first appeared on Loake Shoemakers website on September…

2018: a year in review!

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="center" header_font="Lora||||" header_font_size="40px" header_text_color="#d28d54" header_letter_spacing="1px" text_text_color="#36454f" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid" text_font="Raleway||||" text_font_size="18"] The National Leather Collection A year in review! Written by Victoria Green [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="justified" text_font="Raleway||||" text_font_size="16" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid" text_line_height="1.8em" text_line_height_tablet="2em"] The end of the year is already in…

Spotlight On … Saratoga trunks

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="center" header_font="Lora||||" header_font_size="40px" header_text_color="#d28d54" header_letter_spacing="1px" text_text_color="#36454f" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid" text_font="Raleway||||" text_font_size="18"] Spotlight On ... Saratoga trunks! Written by Philip Warner [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="1_2"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="justified" text_font="Raleway||||" text_font_size="16" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid" text_line_height="1.8em" text_line_height_tablet="2em"] Trunk. From the Latin truncus pertaining to that outer, central, sturdy…

Spotlight On … the Great Exhibition

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="center" header_font="Lora||||" header_font_size="40px" header_text_color="#d28d54" header_letter_spacing="1px" text_text_color="#36454f" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid" text_font="Raleway||||" text_font_size="18"] Spotlight On ... the Great Exhibition Written by James Hawksley [/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="justified" text_font="Raleway||||" text_font_size="16" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] While November is famed for its bonfires and fireworks, we tend to forget about…

Origins of Leather: Being Human Festival 2018

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="center" header_font="Lora||||" header_font_size="40px" header_text_color="#d28d54" header_letter_spacing="1px" text_text_color="#36454f" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid" text_font="Raleway||||" text_font_size="18"] #OriginsOfLeather Being Human Festival 2018 Written by Victoria Green [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row admin_label="Row"][et_pb_column type="1_2"][et_pb_image admin_label="Image" src="http://nationalleathercollection.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/IMG_2440.jpg" show_in_lightbox="off" url_new_window="off" use_overlay="off" animation="left" sticky="off" align="left" force_fullwidth="off" always_center_on_mobile="on" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid" alt="© National Leather Collection" title_text="© National Leather Collection"]…

Spotlight On … armadillo handbags

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="center" header_font="Lora||||" header_font_size="40px" header_text_color="#d28d54" header_letter_spacing="1px" text_text_color="#36454f" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid" text_font="Raleway||||" text_font_size="18"] Spotlight On ... armadillo handbags! Written by Dr. Graham Lampard [/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="justified" text_font="Raleway||||" text_font_size="16" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] The National Leather Collection has a number of what would be considered today to…

From aprons to middens: Bonfire Night’s leathery legacy

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="center" header_font="Lora||||" header_font_size="40px" header_text_color="#d28d54" header_letter_spacing="1px" text_text_color="#36454f" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid" text_font="Raleway||||" text_font_size="18"] From aprons to middens: Bonfire Night's leathery legacy. Written by Victoria Green [/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="center" text_font="Lora||||" text_font_size="16" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid" text_text_color="#d28d54"] Remember, remember the fifth of November, gunpowder, treason and plot. We…

Death in the Woolpack: Hide Porter’s Disease

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="center" header_font="Lora||||" header_font_size="40px" header_text_color="#d28d54" header_letter_spacing="1px" text_text_color="#36454f" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid" text_font="Raleway||||" text_font_size="18"] Death in the Woolpack Hide Porter's Disease Written by Philip Warner [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row admin_label="Row"][et_pb_column type="1_2"][et_pb_image admin_label="Image" show_in_lightbox="off" url_new_window="off" use_overlay="off" animation="left" sticky="off" align="left" force_fullwidth="off" always_center_on_mobile="on" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid" src="http://nationalleathercollection.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/IMG_2382.jpg"] [/et_pb_image][et_pb_image admin_label="Image" show_in_lightbox="off" url_new_window="off" use_overlay="off" animation="left"…

Spotlight On … St. Crispin’s Day

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="center" header_font="Lora||||" header_font_size="40px" header_text_color="#d28d54" header_letter_spacing="1px" text_text_color="#36454f" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid" text_font="Raleway||||" text_font_size="18"] Spotlight On ... St. Crispin's Day! Written by Victoria Green [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row admin_label="Row"][et_pb_column type="1_2"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="justified" text_font="Raleway||||" text_font_size="16" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] At around midday each day this week, the street fair in Northampton…

Spotlight On … Decorative Caskets

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="center" header_font="Lora||||" header_font_size="40px" header_text_color="#d28d54" header_letter_spacing="1px" text_text_color="#36454f" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid" text_font="Raleway||||" text_font_size="18"] Spotlight On ... 14th & 15th Century Caskets! Written by Graham Lampard [/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="justified" text_font="Raleway||||" text_font_size="16" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] The museum houses some wonderful caskets, mostly made of wood and covered…
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