Lonsdale Leather was founded in 1992 on the 4th floor of the original Picture Building in North Vancouver by Phillip Flintoff. For the past 28 years, LL has been dedicated to supplying the fashion, footwear, garment, upholstery, film industry and businesses of all types with high quality materials. While the main focus has always been leather, we have expanded into many other categories offering tools, hardware, sewing machines, leather care products and so much more.In 2002, Lonsdale Leather moved to Mount Pleasant where it still resides today. In 2015 long time customer Riley Howlett took over LL and moved the business to it’s current location at 76 West 6 ave. Riley came from a footwear and fashion design background, having worked and studied in Italy, California and Peru. This new perspective on the business has lead LL to bring in some of the worlds top materials such as RACCAGNI zippers, leathers from YSL, Prada, Celine as well creating our own LL house brand of products. Lonsdale Leather strives to and will continue to elevate the industry standard in North America.
When buying leather, supplies and tools there is an industry vocabulary that is important to know. This will help ensure you purchase the correct materials for your project. We will do our best to make that clear here. If you have any questions or are unsure on any topic please don't hesitate to get in touch.