The Pinegrove Leather workshop is carefully organised so that products can be made on site from start to finish.
We use a wide range of traditional hand crafting tools and methods alongside more modern techniques to give us a lot of design flexibility.
All of our products are expertly crafted and hand finished, and we specialise in small batch runs.
As director, designer and maker, Rod is in the workshop every day overseeing all aspects of production.
Making things that are very pleasing to look at and great to handle is really important to Pinegrove. Our designs have a "modern vintage" look, in which different style notes - Art Nouveau, Western and 1950s Jukebox influences – are combined to create a distinctive brand.
We also like to mix leather finishes because the contrast not only adds visual interest but the careful piecing and layering is part of creating a luxury item. Perhaps even more importantly, offering different combinations allows us to build in more customer choice.
All the leather we use is handpicked by Rod personally. We work with several different UK suppliers and this gives us access to an extensive range of high quality skins – and a regular excuse to take road trips to source materials, which is a lot of fun!
As well as basing our range on some excellent favourites, for example, naturally dye vegetable tan leather, we go out of our way to seek out the more unusual: skins that are really different not only stimulate new designs but they allow us to do short ‘limited edition’ production runs which again adds to the specialness of the products on offer. We use a range of catches and fastenings as suits the style of the product, but we take care to make sure that any metal fastenings don’t pose any threat to precious instruments.
Each Pinegrove product goes through an extensive design process which includes prototypes being handed out to musician friends so that they get a thorough testing before coming to market. With such testing, with every stitch quality checked, and with the leather improving year on year as it ages, we are confident that our products will give you a lifetime of satisfaction.