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Fairly new to the market, Witloft was born in The Netherlands in 2014. After their founders decided they wanted a leather apron that would withstand the test of time – whether at home or at the workbench. Their love for the barbecue, cooking and woodworking is what spurred the initial idea behind the leather pieces. They aim to cater these to a wide audience -hence the amount of different colours in the collection, which have come to even include a green or pink apron. In case you want your work clothes to be far from underdressed. The aprons soon gave way to some nifty extras like detachable pockets, pouches and loops, so you can keep all of your tools close-by and personalise your work ensemble.
For anyone worrying about how the leather will age, we can assure you it does so beautifully. Each leather apron is made entirely by hand from Dutch vegetable tanned leather and is treated with a coating to make it stain repellent. This ensures every apron is slightly different, and it will shape to its user differently as well: it all depends on its use.
The next step for Witloft was to expand their leather works, which has had lead them to design custom leather aprons for a scope of different companies as well as a range of accessories. What Witloft ultimately aims to inspire is a re-appreciation for craftsmanship in its broadest sense.
You can get the leather aprons by Witloft in our shop.
Words: Sara Martín Mazorra