John Culliton founded The Tannery Row in 2011 to fulfill the many requests from craftsmen who desired the world famous Horween leather in smaller quantities than the amount required for a traditional production drum load. Today's market for handcrafted items has grown over the last thirty years to over a billion dollar business. More and more consumers are turning away from cookie cutter, mass produced department store offerings and moving towards unique, finely detailed, individually produced, handcrafted products. People who enter the craft field today do so because they believe it offers more freedom and opportunity for creativity and self-expression. It allows them to develop and make high quality, aesthetically appealing goods. The Tannery Row was created to service this growing field of interest and activity. With over 25 years of working for and specializing in Horween leather, John has the unique ability to recommend the perfect Horween Leather for your project, footwear, garment or hand crafted leather accessories.


Horween Leather Company was founded in 1905. For more than 100 years, Horween's goal has been to make the best leather in the world. Making the best means doing lots of little things right. It means never mistaking fastest or cheapest with best. It means always using formulas that cut no corners, and components chosen strictly for their quality. In today’s market, where speed and flexibility are at a premium, we feel we offer our customers an unparalleled blend of quality, consistency, responsiveness, and innovation.

Participating Companies

Horween Leather Company was founded in 1905 and is located in Chicago, Illinois. For more than 100 years, Horween's goal has been to make the best leather in the world.

Ashland Leather is a Chicago-based company specializing in small leather goods using Horween leather.