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J.D. Leather Co.

J.D. Leather Co.
and John Sturrock

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada


We have been a part of the One of a Kind experience since the first show in 1975. It has been a very interesting ride to where One of a Kind is today. Prior to the start of the show and the development, growth and interest in handmade local items we turned a hobby into a small business. Over the years we have preferred to stay small yet have been fortunate enough to establish a large and very loyal customer base. We try to offer superior value when you purchase our products that we design,develop and produce locally.

Why We’re One of a Kind

We are One of a Kind in that we strive to be a sustainable business. Over the past 2 decades more and more we have managed to secure our raw materials in a somewhat unique way. We search out top quality leather and fabric from around the world that is post industrial. We gather sample hides and surplus first grade leather and fabrics from some of the worlds most reputable tanneries, those who are also green minded, mostly European based.

In a way we work backwards as we source high end raw materials then decide what we can create from these ever changing discoveries. The cattle industry is not a very earth friendly endeavour. To make our footprint on the planet a little bit lighter we choose to work in a more sustainable way. We now generate no new demands on traditional production facilities for the building blocks of our products.. We are also able to procure top quality commercial grade upholstery fabric in the same manner as we source our leather. We repurpose and utilize what is already out there.As long as our standards remain high our products will speak for themselves with functionality,durability and attention to detail all for a very fair price due to our sourcing abilities developed slowly over time.

Primary Materials

We primarily use European (Italy,Germany,Scandinavia) garment and upholstery leather and premium commercial grade upholstery fabric.

Shipping Policy

Within Canada items are shipped using Canada Post and the cost will be calculated according to size and destination. For any international orders please contact us directly to arrange a suitable shipping method.Any duty will be the responsibility of the customer.