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The Traditional English Apron Company specialises in hard-working aprons for hard-working individuals – all made in a small workshop in Lincolnshire.

Our aprons are made with the upmost care and attention to detail.

  • Leather pockets are sewn and then riveted using hand-punched leather washer reinforcements.
  • Linings when used are with waterproof canvas, again to provide both maximum protection, but also longevity of the apron.
  • Leather waist ties are left long enough for the customer to choose whether they are tied at the front or back.


  • Our superior quality leather is sourced from a supplier in Northampton – home of the leatherwork industry.
  • Waxed cotton is the original performance fabric, beginning life over 200 years ago with sailcloth cloaks to provide protection on the world’s oceans. Ours is British made.
  • Solid brass buckles on neck straps and brass rivets.


A-pron a garment covering part of the front of the body and tied at the waist, for protecting the wearer’s clothing: a kitchen apron. a protective garment worn over the front of one’s clothes and tied at the back:

Middle English naperon from Old French, diminutive of nape, nappe ‘tablecloth’ from Latin mappa ‘napkin’. Then was lost by wrong division of napron.

Earthy aprons with a subtle helping of urban chic.