Our Handmade Leather Pieces

I have handcrafted each personalised leather piece featured on our website. Thanks for looking at my work.

We are shipping Worldwide

Hunua, New Zealand

How to Order

  1. 1. You Personalise
    Enjoy browsing our designs, and choosing your colours & personalisation when you order online here.
  2. 2. Fiona Makes
    We confirm your order details and our time estimate, then Fiona handcrafts with the utmost skill & care.
  3. 3. You Gift or Treasure
    Your special leather piece, with its Care Instructions, is safely shipped to your door.

    You'll see and smell our leather quality... when you open your parcel

True Leather Craftsmanship

Sparrowhawk’s leather Artisan, Fiona Ritchie, is a rare master craftsman who hand dyes each premium leather piece, as she makes it.

Working with top quality, full grain, undyed, vegetable tanned russet, Fiona carefully selects each hide for its unique grain character which she believes is as individual as a human fingerprint.

Together with her customer’s personalisation options, hand stitching (2 needle saddle stitch) and unique hand embossing method, her enhanced grain colour finish makes each piece truly individual for her customer.

Delighted customers attest to Sparrowhawk Leather’s uniquely beautiful, robust quality leathergoods.

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WHY BUY FROM US?

The Sparrowhawk Difference

  • Hand crafted to order by NZ leather artisan, Fiona Ritchie.
  • Distinctive personalisation easily specified by you. This can include hand embossed initials, engraved nameplates and laser engraved logos.
  • Unique hand dyed leather colour finish & embossing.
  • Safely shipped directly to you.
It’s worth the time to experience True Craftmanship & enjoy your bespoke Sparrowhawk Leather piece.

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About Fiona Ritchie

For over 7 years I have worked from my Hunua Farm workshop in rural NZ.

From 2014, when I made my first Pilot Logbook Cover at a working tannery in Sydney, True Leather Craftsmanship has been my gold standard for Sparrowhawk.

Since then I have made close to 1000 leather pieces, including wallets, journal covers and documents holders. Each one is custom made, and personalised for its owner.

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