The Inside Scoop
The Patina impact Patina is often associated with leather, whilst it does also occur on other materials too. But what does it actually mean and why does it occur? Why don’t other materials mature i...Read more
What makes leather sentimental?
Unpacking our #ItsWhatsInsideThatCounts mantra At Snakehive, our mantra is #ItsWhatsInsideThatCounts. But what does this actually stand for? Generally, we find that leather products tend to hold so...Read more
The Snakehive Guide to Leather Grades
On your next spending spree, notice how not all leather goods look or feel the same. Before making a lasting purchase, it pays to know what you’re investing in. Here, we explain how leather is grad...Read more
Why your teapot is the best designed item in your home
Its design is so perfect, you won’t even notice it “Well, that’s about as useful as a chocolate teapot!” We’ve all heard that phrase before. And while a chocolate teapot certainly would be a ...Read more
How to give your leather accessories a little love
We want your Snakehive leather accessories to be a bit like George Clooney; ruggedly handsome, entirely unique, and ageing ridiculously well. But they do need some TLC to keep them well-maintained ...Read more
Is leather sustainable or a sin?
The conscious consumers of today want to wear and carry items that reflect the way they live. Their clothes and accessories say something about themselves and what they value in life. Caring about ...Read more
7 steps to spotting superb leather
Think you could tell the difference between premium quality leather and a less authentic hide or even faux leather? These days, “genuine leather” labels include poor quality, mass-produced leather ...Read more
Nubuck vs Suede: what's the difference?
If you’ve ever touched nubuck, you might have thought that it felt just like suede. It even looks like suede, so why isn’t it simply suede? At Snakehive, we use top quality nubuck to craft our Vint...Read more