Our Story

Cromford Leather Company began life as The General Leather Company, founded in 1971 in London by graduate of Saville Row Alan Sprooles and Peter Goodall, the atelier is situated on Marylebone’s distinctive Chiltern Street.

Established in 1971, the General Leather Company began tailoring the finest leather, suede and sheepskin garments for an extensive portfolio of private clients, alongside producing quality garments for brands such as Margaret Howell and Mr Porter.

Trusted by the Film industry, we are called upon annually to produce bespoke leather and suede garments for films and television programmes. We have also had the great honour of making coats for the Queen.

In 2015, after 35 years’ specialised experience in leather tailoring and 20 years at General Leather, Pauline Harris took the helm, becoming the company director and re-branding the business as Cromford Leather Company, reflecting our championship of British manufacturing and commitment to cultivating home grown talent. Cromford Leather’s name is an homage to the birthplace of the industrial revolution in Britain, Cromford, Derbyshire.

Cromford Leather’s objective is to produce long-lasting, high quality garments that will last for years and wear beautifully.  At the core of the business is our commitment to sourcing only the finest leather, suede and sheepskin in the world. Our small team of highly experienced tailors have decades of experience in the very niche world of leather tailoring.  Their skill is reflected in the timeless, beautiful garments that we produce at our atelier in London’s Marylebone.

The Ready To Wear collection has been designed exclusively by Harris and is available off the peg in sizes Small to 2XL.  The entire collection is also available as Made To Measure, which many of our clients opt for, to achieve a perfect and personalised fit in their chosen style.  Additionally, our Bespoke service offers a completely blank canvas for both design and materials, whereby we work with our clients to understand their requirements and offer our expertise in leather design and tailoring to manifest exactly what they are looking for.

Please contact us if you would like more information about any of our services.