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At DarkStar Leatherworks, everything we create flows from one simple question. Would we use it ourselves?

The Inspiration


Darkstar Leatherworks started with a few scraps of high-quality leather, some late nights and the desire to create unique leather bobber seats, saddlebags and leather motorcycle panniers. 

Designing and creating premium leather products that suited our lifestyle or motorcycles was an idea that started over 10 years ago. The products that were available all looked and felt the same, mass-produced in some obscure factory with no care or pride. 

We are a proud independent leather workshop based in the North West of England, situated in the rolling English countryside just outside Manchester.  

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Our Products & Materials


We travelled up and down England sourcing some of the best quality vegetable tanned leather available. The leather hides we selected have been tanned the old way so no two are exactly the same, giving each product a unique character and allowing it to develop a fantastic patina as it ages.  

We did not want to compromise on the quality of materials used, whether that was the buckles, threads, steel or dyes. Each product is made for a lifetime, not just a lifestyle.


The Process


All our handmade leather pannier and saddlebags are crafted with precision and care, with an attention to detail that borders on an obsession.  Using traditional leatherworking methods with modern technology and design to seamlessly merge form with function.

We constantly strive to make sure our customers' receive the best leather motorcycle products available on the market with our bobber seat kits, leather saddlebags and universal motorcycle panniers.  

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