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Thomas Ware & Sons Ltd

Thomas Ware & Sons was established in 1840, by a group of brothers with a farming background.

With this great heritage we have now reached 175 years of age and remain the biggest of the traditional leather tanneries.
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Still on our original 5 acre site on Coronation Road in Bristol, we continue to traditionally process hides through the Beamhouse, Tanyard and Sheds, for up to 15 months, to ensure the highest quality leathers.

Our philosophy is simple, success is based on customer satisfaction, from product quality and from traditional expertise.

These three tenets, the cornerstone of the business, enabled us to successfully survive the dramatic decline of the British vegetable tanning industry from over 70 in the 1950’s to just two others today.


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