Focus On: The Original Mad Dog ® Leather

 Our signature leather, we have now been making our Mad Dog® Goat article for over 30 years, and it is exported all around the world. Even though we have been producing it for such a long time, we are still finding different uses and ways of finishing the leather to create so many varied, and interesting looks in a wide range of finished products, from Footwear, to Leather goods, Apparel and Accessories.

An array of Mad Dog® shades

The original Mad Dog® article is manufactured on Sokoto Veg Tanned African Goat skins, which have a distinctive, unique shrunken grain pattern. It is this raw material which we use that makes this article so unique, and the grain lines that you see in the pull up offer a unique, and interesting character to the leather.

HRH the Prince of Wales taking a closer look at a skin of Mad Dog ®

The beauty of this leather is that due to the unique blend of natural oils and waxes that we use, the leather has a natural, vintage look that gets better with age. If the leather is scuffed at all in the finished product then it can be easily burnished and polished back again, restoring the leather and giving it a natural, luxe patina that develops over time.

A close up of a skin of Anthracite Mad Dog®, showing the unique African grain lines.

Due to the popularity of Mad Dog®, we have over time expanded this range of leathers to produce this same finish on a variety of different raw materials, and with varying finishes. All of this Mad Dog® range is inspired by the natural, rustic beauty of nature and natural materials. Please have a look at a selection of the different finishes we offer below;

Gladstone Mad Dog®, with a hand antiqued finish, and Black grain inlay effect to further enhance the unique grain character of the African Goat Skin.

Amazon Sheep, an antiqued, nubuck African Sheep with a luxuriously soft hand feel, and natural antiqued finish.

Mad Dog® on a full chrome tannage, to allow us to produce in clean, bright, shades such as White, Hot Pink and Lagoon.

Jurassic: A natural, washed, shrunken grain African Sheep, finished with a blend of natural oils and waxes, to give a vintage patina that develops with time.

Mammoth Mad Dog®: Our Original Mad Dog® article, finished with an antiqued crackle on the flesh side, to make a distinctive reversible article for a wide range of uses.

For swatches, sample skins or any additional information on any of our articles within out Mad Dog® range, please contact us at office@tustingandburnett.com or phone us on +44 (0) 1234 376291 and we will be happy to help you. We also carry some stock of our original Mad Dog® article in various colours in England and also in our overseas warehouses in various locations so these are ready for dispatch immediately to any location required.

Tusting & Burnett (1938) Ltd.
Manufacturers of the Original Mad Dog


Autumn/ Winter 16

Sneak peak at our Autumn/ Winter 16 colour palette and textures .....

Natural Cow Calf Leather in Biscuit and Vanilla, Old Gold Foil Tipped African Sheep, Dusky Indian Fine Grain Goat, Hand Antiqued Shrunken Grain African Goat in Rich Earthy Tones.


Focus On: New Zealand 'Bubble' Sheep

Our New Zealand Sheep article 'Charnwood' has a unique, heavily shrunken 'Bubble' grain pattern that creates a very striking look suitable for Handbags, Footwear and Clothing.

We offer this article in a wide range of colours and in both Full Grain and Nubuck finishes, please take a look at the pictures below to see a few of the colours we currently offer.

Please contact us at office@tustingandburnett.com if you would like a colour card or more information on this article.

New Zealand Bubble Sheep in Classic Black

From Left to Right Colours: Jungle, Dahlia, Dragon Red, Herba, Cornflower Nubuck, Slaked Lime

Cornflower Nubuck and Slaked Lime

Please contact us to order a colour card, sample skins, or if you would like any additional information on this article.



New! New Additions to our 'Safari' Range

We are constantly developing new leathers and articles to add to our various ranges, here are two new variations of our Amazon article in our 'Safari' collection of Natural, Exotic look leathers.

This article 'Amazon' is a natural shrunken, nubuck article produced on African Sheep, with contrasting tones to emphasise the unique natural grain pattern and give an exotic, distressed look to the leather.

The two new colour ways shown here are 'Elephants Breath', a Soft Grey with Sand coloured undertones.

and Shark, a Rich, Dark Grey with Black undertones.

Other colours are also available and we can develop new colour ways based on your requirements for a truly bespoke look.

Please contact us if you would like any additional information or if you wish to place a sample order.



T&B in Black and White

Take a look back on our new page, with pictures taken in the 1970's of our original Tannery which was started back in 1938. 

'The more things change, the more they stay the same.'


Lineapelle Milano S/S 16

It is that time of year again when we are busy getting ready to exhibit our new Spring/ Summer 16 collection at Lineapelle Milano....

We will have some exciting new leathers on Goat, Sheep, Cow Calf and Buffalo on display so please so make sure you stop by our stand and see us.

This season we have been concentrating on different textures and focusing on soft metallics and nubucks in pretty pastels for Leathergoods, and further expanding our distressed, Heritage leather range for our Footwear leathers with lots of Rich, Oily Pulls Ups, and Hand Antiqued Finishes.

We will be exhibiting with our Italian Agents Brizzie Agenzie. in Hall 11, Stand B11, B13, C12. Please follow this link to pre-register for an access pass online.

We look forward to seeing you there!



WESA Denver Market 16-20 January 2015

We will be exhibiting at the upcoming Denver Market this month from the 16-20th January.

Here we will be previewing our new range of Goat, Sheep, Calf and Buffalo leathers for the next season, on our stand (rm J35-37), so please stop by and see us if you are attending.

We look forward to seeing you there!