J Hewit and Sons Leather

Edinburgh

J. Hewit & Sons Ltd. are a manufacturer of leather and leather goods. They also supply materials, tools and equipment for bookbinding.

Type

Material Supplier

Industry

Leather

Employees

13

Organization
Make Works Scotland
ADDRESS

12 Nettlehill Road, Houstoun Industrial Estate, Livingston, EH54 5DL

WEBSITE

http://www.hewit.com

PHONE

+44 1506444160

SOCIAL MEDIA
Portrait

David Lanning | Sales Director

sales@hewit.com

Production details

J. Hewit & Sons Ltd. are a one-stop manufacturer for bookbinding requirements. They are able to sell individually-cut pieces of leather through to medium runs. Typically they work with libraries, museums, schools, colleges, book binders, conservators and restorers. They sell a wide range of tools and materials required for bookbinding including glues and boards. They do note that as leather is manufactured from a natural product, the finished skins will vary.

Turnaround time
4-6 weeks
File types
PDF, JPEG
Minimum order
£100 - £500
Production access
Works With
  • Large business
  • Small companies
  • Professionals
  • General public
  • Students
Capacity
  • Bespoke 1-offs
  • Sample production
  • Prototypes
  • Short run
  • Medium run

Machines

Products

History

This 7th generation family run business can be traced back to 1806 when the family ran a shoemakers shop in Edinburgh. In 1824 the business was expanded to incorporate a leather warehouse. The company primarily supplied leather to independent shoe makers. This service remained part of the business until 1966 due to the decline of independent shoe makers. It is thought that the business started offering bookbinding services soon after it began trading, at which time there was a large publishing business in Edinburgh. In 1948 the company bought a London-based bookbinder supplier, which remains part of the company's offering today.

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