ABOUT

All Frank Clegg Leatherworks products are made in Fall River, Massachusetts, at our workshop by a highly skilled team who share the pride of creating handmade products of unparalleled quality. We not only produce exceptional products, we also develop and design our goods in-house. Every bag, wallet, and accessory has a story behind it.

We use only the finest leathers, hardware, and workmanship, resulting in a collection that can be recognized by even the untrained eye as being of superb quality. We state with pride that every piece of our collection is designed and made in America.

As a proud maker of heirloom-quality goods, we have always avoided outsourcing production from our workshop and never allowed overseas production to enter our mind.

BIO

"To be better you have to be different."

These turned out to be some of the most important words my father ever told me. Since childhood, I have always been fascinated with how things are made and love working with my hands. As a young boy, I enjoyed the process of making new things from found objects. The drive to create something original and new has always been part of who I am. Working with leather captured my imagination and soon became a true passion.

After graduating from Babson College with an MBA, my entrepreneurial skills were ripe and I decided to take my hobby and turn it into a business. My goal then, as it continues to be now, is to design and make leather goods of uncompromised design and quality. My great grandfather had been a tanner back in England, so I guess you could say leather is in the blood.

Both of my parents were instrumental in the early years as well. My mother was a talented seamstress and my father set standards in both life and business that I have always tried to maintain. For more than 40 years, this passionate dedication to quality has helped the Frank Clegg brand achieve and maintain a reputation as one of the finest makers of leather goods in the world.

As with anyone who works with their hands, I have varied interests - it's not always about the leather! When time permits, I enjoy making guitars, and collecting and repairing vintage fountain pens.

LEATHERS

All Frank Clegg leathers are 100% vegetable tanned - the same type of tannage used to produce saddles and case goods for centuries.
Harness-Belting
This exceptional vegetable tanned leather is a belting leather that develops a unique and cherished patina. Extra fat liqueurs are added during the conditioning process, rendering a wonderful touch and a beautiful look. Because the finest leathers do not have any surface finish to protect them, with care, these products age over time to become true heirlooms; think classic English saddles.
Available in Black, Chocolate, Chestnut, Tan, Cognac, Red, and Green.
Signature Tumbled
These 100% vegetable tanned leathers are tumbled to give a distinctively soft, relaxed effect while maintaining durability and easily standing up to daily use. These are natural leathers, treated with only soft wax finish.
Available in Black, Chocolate, Chestnut, Cognac, Tan, Red, and Green.
Shrunken Grain
These unique leathers are heavily shrunken, producing a dramatic, textured effect. Only skins with significant character are chosen for this process. These leathers also tend to have more range marks on the surface. Not defects, these unique markings add to the character of the leather.
Available in Black, Chocolate, Chestnut, Green, Red, and Tan.
Exotic Leathers
We also offer a limited selection of exotic leathers, depending on availability and quality. These include alligator, ostrich, lizard, and select others. Please contact us for more information on these specialty leathers.