Every N Street is handmade to order in our family run workshop in Karachi, a region famous for its leather tanneries and finishing expertise. The skills used to make our products have been honed over generations, providing much needed jobs and income for the local economy. We proudly oversee every stage of this process…

STAGE 1

ETHICALLY SOURCING HIDES

N Street hides are a by-product of local meat and dairy farming. Families typically raise 2-3 cows that will provide milk and farming horsepower over their twenty-year lifespan. At the end of their lives, their meat and hides are sold to buy new cows.

STAGE 2

ECO AWARE LEATHER TANNING

The tanning process, carried out in our own tannery, is entirely chrome-free and conforms to strict pollution regulations. Our process takes around 4 weeks, from converting hides to their ‘wet blue’ form to multi-coating with our unique oil-based dye to give the leather its luxurious finish.

STAGE 3

EFFICIENT CUTTING

Our tanned hides are cut by hand using a traditional leather knife. To minimize waste, offcuts are used to make smaller items such as zip pullers or are recycled to make bonded leather.

STAGE 4

EMBROIDERY

Letters, numbers, or a chosen logo is embroidered onto the relevant cut of leather prior to stitching. Due to our made to order process, N Street is one of the few leather companies globally that is able to customize with any image, font face or thread color.

STAGE 5

GLUING, STITCHING & HARDWARE

Your N Street begins to take shape as our craftsmen and women stitch and glue together the leather cuts. Cotton linings and hardware are added – YKK zips and solid brass buckles – along with our hand-pressed N Street labels and branded metal accessories.