How leather is tanned: Billy Tannery goat leather
"Although I’ve visited many workshops and factories over the years, I’ve never been to a tannery (a trip to Baker’s is way overdue).
It was with particular interest, therefore, that I went to see the tiny operation set up by Jack Millington (below) in the stables of his parents’ farm.
Jack also has a nice story. At one point a couple of years ago, he became interested in the skins from his father’s goats, which were simply thrown away once the animals died.
Jack began to wonder if there was a use for this waste product – whether they could be tanned or in some other way re-used."
Image credit: James Holborrow