Reclaimed leather. 8 out of 10 cows prefer it.

Reclaimed Leather. 8 out of 10 cows prefer it.

A little peak behind the scenes at Freckle + Hide

The ups and downs, laughter and tears.  The things I find down the back of the sofas and the personalities of the gentle giants that have been rescued.  It’s all here.  You have been warned…..

Brown upcycled leather cross body bag with yellow stitching

What makes my bags unique?

When is a bag not a bag? Ok, that’s a silly question, but there are bags and there are BAGS. There are the ‘I just picked this up in tesco because I needed something a bit bigger to squeeze that extra tub of cheerios/bottle of vodka in’ kindof bags and there are the type of

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Brown leather and tartan semi circular bag with Freckle + Hide embossed

Freckle + Hide – The Origin Story

So you want to hear about how it all began? Come on it and take a seat…….. Once upon a time there was a disillusioned scientist who felt like she had lost her way.  She was tired of the constant battles over sharpies at work  (permanent markers are the currency in any self respecting lab)

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I’m sorry. Did I keep you hanging on? There is a new sofa on my bench, so get ready for some good times. Let’s hear it for DORIS. Doris was a disco queen through and through. Men swooned at the sight of her funky chicken and her disco finger was as legendary as her spangly

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I’m sorry, have you two met? How rude of me. Let me introduce you to Albert. Albert was abandoned by his previous owners when they bought a new sofa. Unwanted, it looked like he was going to end up in The Dump until a kind man with a van dropped him off to me. It’s

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Please put your hands together for the new addition to the family. Her name is Beatrice. Let me tell you a little bit about her. This little lady came to me about teatime one evening and her modest appearance didn’t give any clues about the trouble she would cause. More of that later though. Beatrice

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Are you getting a whiff of Davidoff Cool Water mixed with brylcreem? Then let me introduce you to my latest acquisition. His name is Carl. Carl is suave and sophisticated, at least that’s what he thinks. He is a little older, and a little heavier, than his ego will allow him to believe. He still

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Where did Albert come from?

How did I end up with Albert? Let me tell you about a few things I have learned since I started doing this: Just like everything, there are trends in furniture. At the moment people are getting rid of large, bulky sofas and buying furniture with more of a mid century feel to them. Once

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Albert + Beatrice

I work from home and although my family are very tolerant, there are only so many old sofas sitting around that they can cope with. Usually I wouldn’t have taken another sofa whilst I will still in the process of stripping one but this was an emergency so I pulled out all of the stops.

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Albert’s belt

Leather isn’t just ‘one skin fits all’ you know!! The leather used in my products has generally come from unwanted and unloved sofas, and after many years of warm bottoms sitting on them, by the time they come to me the leather is soft and supple. So tactile you will find yourself petting your F+H

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