The Point Leather Story
It all started in 2010 on a visit to Leeds Castle in Kent, UK. Hidden in the outbuildings of the castle was a dog collar museum; this was such an unexpected delight! Even as a dog lover, I never paid much attention to dog collars, but I then realised that a collar is an expression of your love. They all had different functions and designs, but the added element of love and pride made them all special.
About 5 years later we adopted Jesse, an English Pointer, and she very quickly became the centre of our lives. I wanted to buy her a nice leather collar and have tried a few local ones, but they never lasted long and so I ordered one from the USA. This collar was a good choice as it could withstand a swim in the dam and a roll in the mud and still look good after cleaning and polishing it.
Dog collar museum, Leeds Castle in Kent
Following a course in leathercraft, I started making dog collars and leads for my running partner. Point Leather was born with Jesse featuring in our logo - yes, it is her actual profile! It gives me so much pleasure to make the collars and see the happiness it brings to dog owners to be able to create something special from all the options available. I never say no to trying something different as it's the way the current range has developed.
Our range has grown steadily and we now also focus on showcasing our uniquely South African ostrich leather in a range of luxury bags and accessories. We've completed many bespoke orders, ranging from hunting accessories to interior decor items.
The journey is ongoing and every new request is a challenge to explore the limits of leather!
- Erna, Dog lover, designer and maker -