The Hide Ranger - Original leather goods, designed and handmade in Manchester.
Alongside a lengthy career designing clothing for a U.K fashion brand, I nurtured my love of leatherwork which was first ignited during an Art Foundation Course back in '98.
Valuing the tactile, hands on approach that comes with working with leather (as opposed to designing on a laptop), I wanted to give a name to this side of my design work. Hence in 2014, The Hide Ranger was born!
Utilising traditional tools & techniques and working with the unique, natural characteristics of leather help create goods that are individual and designed to last - the antithesis of 'fast fashion'.
I design and make all of my items from my home studio, where I like to experiment and come up with new items to add to the range as an ongoing process.
I absolutely love to work on ideas for bespoke items and always happy to hear your ideas and requests (no matter how half baked you think they might be!).
Just drop me a line or visit Wilmslow Artisan Market on the 3rd Saturday of the month, and I would be more than happy to discuss!