Creating customisable, high quality items using traditional methods.
We make all of our goods for the Outline brand with three main principles in mind - that each product needs to be equal parts beautiful, durable, and functional.
Made from the finest leather available, with the aim of looking even better with time, not worse.
All materials need to pull their weight. Goods must be long lasting and backed by a guarantee.
Every part serves a purpose and each design choice is deliberate, with nothing unnecessary added.
THE OUTLINE BRAND
Created by Matt and Mark, we started making leather goods to fit our own devices, after we couldn't find anything which matched the quality and simplicity of our iPhones and iPads.
For us, it's important to pick each leather skin as well as design and manufacture everything ourselves.
Our devices are incredibly personal to us, so this is reflected when you buy one of our products - having the choice of many distinct but equally luxurious leathers and preferred stitching.
We put the Outline brand onto every product to show it's a worthy companion to protect your technology and the other items you carry every day.
WHAT GOES INTO EACH PRODUCT
Starting with a large hide, the pieces needed for each product are carefully cut by hand from the skin.
The pieces are then stitched by hand using a traditional saddle stitch method. Although it's far more time consuming, thread stitched by hand is known to be stronger than by machine, something essential for our small goods.
All our of goods are finished by hand; traditionally burnished to smooth down the leather fibres and give the product a glossy natural edge.
WHAT YOU GET OUT OF EACH PRODUCT
We want to make products which will outlast the devices they protect, ready to be repurposed many years on. And if they don't, we guarantee them for five years after purchase - we can nearly always re-stitch or repair to give items a new lease of life.
Our skills in cutting, stitching, and finishing give us the ability to make a far higher quality product than others - something which is long lasting and that will tell a story over time.
We're always working in our small workshop here in the Midlands - see what we've been working on by looking at our workshop blog.
Vegetable tanned leather is renowned as the most premium of all leathers. It is treated and coloured using natural dyes from tree bark and plant matter, making it better for the environment.
Producing veg tan is a much more intensive process and takes far longer than other methods - each hide takes weeks to finish, not days.
The natural dyeing and minimal dressing let vegetable tanned leather develop a patina as it's used, taking on every scratch and knock to tell a story.
For our iPhone, iPad and MacBook sleeves we line the leather with soft felt made from pure wool, sourced in England. It's thick and soft enough to be the perfect material to protect your device against scratches.
Each hide is paired with a contrasting felt lining colour before being sewn into the sleeves.
We stitch each item by hand using the famous Fil au Chinois brand of cabled linen thread, which has been produced in Lyon, France since 1847.