The Tannery: Horween Leather Company of Chicago, IL, USA (est. 1905)
Essex: Using the same tanning extracts as the Genuine Shell Cordovan, the Essex full grain leathers are a vegetable tanned side leather with tanning methods that are over 100 years old. Essex is distinguished by its oil blend that ages beautifully over time that are used on a large variety of products. There are also 2 waxed versions of Essex: Dublin and Derby, which are considered more 'rustic' versions of Essex.
Essex is well known for being supple and soft with saturated colors, and a refined look.
Horween leathers have been hand made since 1905 and still use many of its original tannages and techniques, while innovating with modern applications.
Used for watch straps, wallets, small leather goods, shoes, clothing, bag straps, bags, and infinite other leather products.