Leather is a natural material and will soften and change over time - this is part of the natural ageing process and should be cherished for the stories it tells. At Honey & Toast we use different types of leather.
Our aesthetic is craft, our bags are beautifully made at a superb value for money price.

Some of our leather sourced from a tannery in Italy, the raw materials for which come from Scandinavia. The tannery we use is famed for its prestigious history in vegetable tanned articles. Vegetable tanned leathers will develop a unique patina over time, which is both beautiful and unique, they also soften - so the structure of your bag will change as you use it. The half moon bag in conker, tan and raspberry pink are made from a vegetable tanned leather.
The nude colour leather handle straps on some of the Etter saddlebags are also a veg tanned leather with a very natural unfinished surface, this leather changes with time to a stunning rich toffee colour.

The softly tumbled grainy leather the bucket bag, tote bags and camera bags are made out of are sourced from a tannery in Somerset. This is a chrome tanned leather, the leather is a bi-product of the meat industry and sourced from UK and Ireland. The leather is around 1.6mm thick meaning your bag is lightweight yet strong.
The more structured Eddie, Annie and Etter (and mushroom Half moon bag) saddlebags are made from a leather sourced from the Netherlands. This is 2mm-2.4mm thick and very structured. It is a traditional satchel leather article that is traditionally (and by H&T) used unlined. It is a cow leather article that is a bi-product of the meat industry and chrome tanned.
This leather is the handle on many of the bags in the range - the Anna and Katie bags - it has a raw finish underneath, so can sometimes feel a little rough, this will soften down quickly with use.
Printed leathers, as seen on the children's purses, ideally need to be kept as dry as possible and kept out of bright sunlight for prolonged periods as this can cause fading. The print is applied digitally onto white leather skins in Nottingham. 
Metal fittings
The metal fittings on all Honey & Toast products are made from coated and uncoated brass, they will develop a unique patina over time, as you use and handle them. The brass fittings may have small irregular marks and are unlikely to be a totally flat, uniform colour. We consider this to be a positive, as brass is a natural material and, as with the leather we use, the metal fittings will change over time making your bag unique to you. The air and chemicals in your skin will all have an impact on the finish.
Bag linings
Some of our handbags are unlined. You may see markings on the reverse side of the solid colour leather - these are often symbols that tell us the quality and size of the skin used to make your bag.
Leather care & storage
All of our leathers are tested - and have been certified safe and fit for purpose. Please be aware you may experience colour rub from dark colour leathers onto light clothing. For example wearing a black leather bag with a white coat is not advised as it may result in some rub off.
To keep your bag looking its best, please store in the dustbag it comes with.
The inside of the satchels will stain from leaky pens, make up and so on – so please take care. We recommend the Collonil leather care range. Please read more at www.collonil.com or contact us directly for more advice.
With regard to the hair on leather bag (leopard print) please spray the surface of the bag lightly and from recommended distance with a silicone leather or suede spray.