A British Company with Global Links, Quality Craftsmanship, and a Rich History

Years in Business
Trade Customers

We’ve always supplied quality products in a flexible way, we believe that that’s more important than ever in today’s world. A family owned and directed company, we utilise close partnerships across the world with trusted manufacturers, with a strong focus on durable products that are manufactured in an ethical manner. The factories working on our behalf are committed to rigourous standards and do not utilise child labour.

The Oxford Leathercraft Difference

Your Trusted Manufacturer & Supply Partner

Established in 1974 by a Master Saddler, we are privileged to have not only expertise but also rich history of working with leather. We have always believed that to remain viable we must continually evolve to meet ever changing market demands, this ethos alone has made us a strong and innovative company.

On our business journey we have acquired two great brands (Charles Smith and Ibex) both of which we offer a stock range of product for. Besides this we contract manufacture for many other great companies and brands in the UK and beyond.


Founded in 1974, in Oxford. Initially producing leather products for medical purposes.


Company gradually expanded and became a specialist manufacturer of cases to protect industrial and medical instruments.


Moved to larger working space


Commenced supplying retailers directly with souvenir gifts


Purchased Charles Smith Leather Co. They'd been supplying retailers since 1836, and their knowledge greatly enhanced our abilities and range.

2006Further Expansion

Purchased Foden Ibex (Belt manufacturers). Our product offering improved thanks to their knowledge, honed since they started in 1957.

2014Foden Ibex on Board

Moved to a much larger premises and site to meet the growing demands of the company.

2014Further Moves

Gradual expansion in both revenue and staff


Appointed sole distributer of Gaventa London products to independent retailers in UK, as well as expanding our online shop to better serve customers.


Oxford Leathercraft and Sub-brands complete a successful rebranding, aligning the business towards the modern customer