Hannah Galvin-Horne produces custom leather work for bicycles under the brand name ‘Grafton Saddler’. All work is carried out from her Cockpit Arts studio, London. Each piece is designed, hand cut, dyed, punched and stitched in house.
Hannah studied Leather Technology at the University of Northampton. This technical knowledge is used alongside traditional shoemaking techniques to produce a product that is both aesthetic and functional. The leather used is the finest aniline calfskin, sourced from tanneries within the EU complying with the strictest environmental requirements throughout the tanning process. The unfinished leather is dyed by hand allowing a wide variety of colours and shades to be achieved.