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.

In our 45 years of business as The General Leather Company, we pride ourselves on having produced garments for an extensive portfolio of clients, including Margaret Howell, Mulberry, Daks and Holland & Holland. We have also created bespoke leather garments for the television and film industry, and for clients ranging from Paul Weller to the Queen.

In 2015, after 35 years specialised experience in leather tailoring and 20 years at General Leather, Pauline Harris became director of the company.

In 2016 the company became Cromford Leather Company. Reflecting our championship of British manufacturing and commitment to cultivating home grown talent with our own apprentice programme; the company was renamed as an homage to the birthplace of the industrial revolution in Britain; Cromford, Derbyshire.