Hyde Wares create leather accessories, designed and made to last, to be handled with passion and conviction.
Hyde Wares was born from an urge to slow down, to design and make a range of leather items that would stand the test of time and grow with the owner. All items are designed and handmade by myself, Jonathan Hyde, from my workshop at Exchange Place Studios in Sheffield, part of Yorkshire Arts Space.
I discovered the art of leather crafting whilst living in Portugal, influenced by fantastic local materials and classic design. I am self-taught and began by making items that I wanted to use – be it sturdy camera straps, a belt that would last until I’m an old man, or a trusty key fob. I still design with this principle in mind and ‘test drive’ each new design before putting on sale.