CROOTS – England: a factory visit

CROOTS – England is a manufacturer of traditionally-made hand-crafted sporting accessories and high quality sporting luggage. The company was founded by John Smith and his wife Margaret in the 1970s. The Croots Factory is located in Malton, North Yorkshire. Croots uses only natural, vegetable tanned hides of european origin, heavy duty solid brass buckles and fittings, swiss made quality zippers and natural sewing threads. Handmade in England by dedicated craftsmen and women.


a Cartridge bag gets hand waxed.

English Bridle leather: wax is applied by hand.

half finished gun slips.

the final stitch on a gun slip, done by hand.

a vintage full leather gun slip sent in for repairs.

cutting tools.

leather binding.

vegetable tanned shoulders.

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