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For over 70 years Owen Barry has been handcrafting Sheepskin, Leather & Cowhide products from our Somerset factory. Originally tanners, 5 generations of the Barry family have been involved in the UK leather business. Mother & daughter duo, Cindi & Chas now head up the team. Eco & ethical manufacturing practices have always been part of Owen Barry's DNA, our natural raw materials are 100% upcycled from the food industry. We're a friendly & helpful bunch, so never hesitate to pick up the phone.
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Owen Barry Ltd

Naturally British Made since 1948.

What we do:
Our Somerset based team hand cuts and makes a wide variety of luxury products from sheepskin, leather & cowhide. This includes fashion (Handbags, Coats & accessories) through lifestyle (beanbags, cushions, rugs) to utility sheepskin insoles, hot water bottle covers, aprons etc.)

Eco credentials:
All of the resources we use are thoroughly resourced and provenanced, our skins are 100% an upcycled byproduct of the food industry, from a minimum of silver-level (mostly gold level) accredited tanneries. Throughout our production workshop, offices, and logistics try hard to use British (ideally locally) resourced supplies, No plastics are used in our packaging or manufacturing processes.
Like everyone, there is much more we can do, but our eco-responsibility is one of OB's key pillars.

Other Key Focus areas:

Lifetime guarantee - ALL Owen Barry products come with a no quibble repair or replacement guarantee - YES that means a lifetime, we have been manufacturing here in our Somerset workshop for nearly 75 years and we don't intend going anywhere else, so ours really is a Lifetime Guarantee worth having!

Quality - Yes, we know everybody says it, but we also know that you can't give a lifetime guarantee without exceptional quality.

Service - Friendly service - We have a great team here at OB who are passionate about what we do, we love our products and want our customers to love them too.
We are thrilled to show people around the workshop (by appointment please) and demonstrate our skills.
We also love having a natter, and as our team has over 500 years of experience in our industry we will always try to help, please never hesitate in reaching out.

International Customers:
For retail sales please visit our website, or email us directly, we export OB products globally and will be thrilled to help you.

Wholesale & manufacturing enquiries:

Owen Barry supplies some of the world's leading retailers and designers, with our own brand, white-label or joint branded products, so if you are looking for a collaboration or a manufacturing resource, we would be pleased to hear from you.
We have very sensible minimum quantities, vast material resources, and as mentioned above, a wealth of knowledge to help you with development through to production.

What else? Distinctively Different: - Not just a strapline we mean it!

As soon as you handle an Owen Barry product you will appreciate its difference, you can see and feel it has been hand cut and made by British artisans from wonderful materials. Handmade in Great Britain is something we say with pride, it is what we have been doing for over 70 years!

That's it - if you have managed to read all that without getting a nosebleed, congratulations!!
We sincerely appreciate your interest in Owen Barry, hopefully, we will speak to you soon.


Everything is hand-cut and made in our own Somerset factory, as it has been for the last 70+ years based on the site of our original tannery in Street, Somerset..

We resource sheepskin, leather and cowhide skins from a variety of British and European resources, all of the skins are provenanced thoroughly by our long-established and knowledgable team. ALL our skins come from tanneries with a minimum of silver accreditation for environmental and ethical methods and procedures.

All products Made in the UK
Cruelty Free

We are thrilled to offer a 10% discount to all Make it British supporters.
Please use code UKmade10 throughout our website to receive 10% off anything, including Sale and

Home & Garden, Clothing & Accessories
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Business to Consumer (B2C), Business to Business (B2B)
Bespoke, Export, White Label, Wholesale
Owen Barry
Owen Barry Ltd,
BA16 0HD