As well as supplying saddlers, harness makers and rug makers, we create specialist metalwork for the fashion, motor and refrigeration industries at our foundry based in the Midlands. Specialist premium polymer products are also made at the foundry from UK sourced rubber under the Equus brand. The Equus range includes overreach boots, quarter boots, rein grips, martingale stops and bit guards, amongst other products.
We’re also well known for our wide selection of first rate riding and driving bits, which are made of high quality metal and, unlike most bits manufactured around the world, checked individually. With more than 350 designs we’re firmly at the forefront of the sector.
Abbey England is proud to support a multitude of manufacturing, commercial and leisure businesses in both the UK and abroad.
What Abbey England provides:
Abbey England is a market leading wholesale supplier of premium materials and tools, providing leather craft tools and leather craft supplies for both the domestic and international market.
As leather wholesalers, we supply some of the top leading British, European and global brands, and support a multitude of manufacturing, commercial and leisure businesses in both the UK and abroad.
Our superior range of goods and products can be found in such diverse industries and sectors as the marine sector, the equestrian industry, leather fashion goods suppliers and the pet industry, as well as in the automotive, film and theatre industries.
As distributors for some of the world’s most renowned leather tanners, we are a leather wholesaler and leather supplier to many sectors. We provide our high-quality leather in a wide range of traditional and non-traditional colours to, most notably, the equestrian and fashion sectors.
Our comprehensive range of leather craft supplies and workshop materials is combined with the creation of bespoke solid brass items and custom made horse bits made to exact specifications, with each item hand-finished and individually checked for quality. This has helped us create a long lasting relationship with our customers and specialist stockists.
Our leather craft tools equip many leather workshops and leather suppliers, both nationally and internationally. We supply quality tools, necessary for them to carry out their creative work, offering a wide range of punches, knives, mallets, chisels, creases stitch groovers, awls and many more. We are renowned for our exceptional hardware, leathers and materials. We produce our metal work from one of the last foundries in the UK, which has been making quality brassware and buckles since 1832. This dedication to continuing the production of decorative and functional brassware, which looks beautiful on a leather surface, earned Abbey England a Royal Warrant for our service and supply of Abbey hardware to the Queen’s Royal Guard.
Founded in 1982, Abbey England is a family-run business with a strong ethos in traditional values. We offer traditional manufacturing for the 21 st century.
As a leading leather work supplier in the UK, we pride ourselves on offering the best service and quality, supplying premium goods and products from our own manufacturing and distribution centres based in Cheshire and the West Midlands.
Where do you source your leather?Our two main leather suppliers are Sedgwick and Pittards, both UK-based leather suppliers. Founded in 1900, Sedgwicks has been supplying the equestrian industry with top quality leather for over a hundred years. Sedgwicks & Co prides itself on providing leathers with visual appeal, endurance, resilience and true quality. Pittards’ leather hides are produced with almost 200 years of leather-making experience. Our Pittards panel hides are a softer leather that suits leather goods that require more structured shape such as bags, shoes, upholstery and saddles.
We strive to ensure a consistent, friendly and helpful service to aid customers with their enquiries. This is reflected by our diverse list of long-standing customers who have turned to Abbey England as their source of Abbey hardware.
Where do you source your leather?
Our two main leather suppliers are Sedgwick and Pittards, both UK-based leather suppliers. Founded in 1900, Sedgwicks has been supplying the equestrian industry with top quality leather for over a hundred years. Sedgwicks & Co prides itself on providing leathers with visual appeal, endurance, resilience and true quality. Pittards’ leather hides are produced with almost 200 years of leather-making experience. Our Pittards panel hides are a softer leather that suits leather goods that require more structured shape such as bags, shoes, upholstery and saddles.
What do you provide for the fashion industry?
match and exceed the quality needed for a high-end product. We also cater for practical designs for upholstery, and equipment for outdoor sporting. With our extensive range of textiles, accessories and leather craft tools we are confident that we can provide all the necessary materials needed to fulfil your design criteria.
What do you supply the equestrian Industry with?
Abbey have been supplying the equestrian trade with reliably quality products since 1982. As such our work has earnt us the Royal Warrant to supply the Queen’s mounted Royal Guard.
Our equestrian supplies include saddlery fittings, harness fittings, saddle trees, Equus rein accessories, Stubbs stable and yard products and saddlery leather
What leather products are available for the equestrian industry?
As the primary leather wholesaler and leather supplier to independent workshops and brand manufacturers which create finished products for the equestrian industry, Abbey England has become synonymous with British style and sophistication. We stock a wide range of hard and soft leathers that are suitable for saddlers, bridles and harnesses including Sedgwick’s saddle butt, Modern bridle mini butts and John Whites Buffalo saddle leather.
Our range of saddlery leathers help distinguish the best saddles made by traditional makers and modern manufacturers.
How else do you supply the equestrian industry?
We provide rubber moulded products for the equestrian trade. Our Equus brand leads the way in the quality and design of overreach boots for horses and bridle accessories, to help riders gain the most from their horse’s performance and welfare season after season.
We are an active member of BETA (British Equine Trade Association) and our Abbey saddlery is recognised by the Society of Master Saddlers as the only UK wholesaler to stock a large variety of saddle trees for traditional saddles and side saddles. These are supplied to the industry’s leading manufacturers, including Aulton & Butler, Lariot and Walsall Riding, amongst many others.
What leathercraft supplies do you offer?
We are your go to online leather shop. Our range of leathers are suitable for all your leathercraft projects. We supply a range of bridle butt leather ideal for making belts and dog collars and our Sedgwick mini butts are the perfect length for belt making. The Sedgwick 1900 Collection and Sedgwick’s bag hide is suited to make a range of bags and don’t forget to take a look at the Sedgwick bag hide in the wheat print option and our vegetable tanned pig skin, both firm favourites for making wallets.
Not only are we a leather wholesaler, but we also stock the precision tools you need to work your leather and let your creativity shine. From pricking irons and awls to punches and hammers, we have you covered. To beautifully finish your leather, we have a range of dyes and edge stains as well as leather care products. We are your one stop shop.
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