Style & Protection
Pride in your trade
As a butcher, you’ll be proud of being a member of such a traditional and skilled trade, with English Butcher’s Guilds dating from as far back as 1272. And to perform your job to your best abilities, you’ll need a protective heavy-duty apron you can count on.
Professional look | We’ve spoken to butchers to find out what they’re looking for in an apron: they all wanted a product that fits well, with adjustable straps around the waist and neck, plus a strong waterproof coating which resists cuts, soiling and splashes. Not forgetting a pleasing vintage look for the sort of character that makes you stand out from the crowd (and the supermarkets!).
Workwear | If you’re preparing good-quality meat, you’ll need to protect yourself with a top-quality apron, so we have developed three designs for you to choose from. Our Butcher’s aprons are made from 2mm-thick leather, developed in collaboration with our tannery to be light and flexible but still give you the great protection you need against everything a butcher’s life throws at you.
Why choose a Stalwart Crafts Butcher’s apron
Not only must your meat products look appealing, but the server behind the counter should appear smart and professional as well. And you’ll know that when working with meat, nothing is more important than ensuring your environment is sterile.
Enjoy our benefits
Hygienic and protective
Our leather is coated with an extra protective layer, making it easy to clean time after time by simply wiping down and using an anti-bacterial spray. The apron will look smart and professional, day after day.
Looking good for longer
Due to the frequent washing, cotton aprons will wear out and the colour and branding fade. Stalwart Crafts leather aprons, however, improve with age. The leather moulds to the shape of the body and looks more authentic and characterful the longer you wear it, with your branding remaining sharp and clear. In fact, we asked several butchers how much they spent on cleaning and replacing regular cotton aprons and, based on ten staff members, we calculated that you could save £3,630 per year by switching to leather aprons.
Light and flexible
We’ve experimented to find a type of leather that’s light and comfortable enough to wear all day, but also extremely durable so it forms an extra skin around your body, protecting you from any knife blunders. It is flexible enough for you not to feel obstructed in your work. In fact, the butchers we spoke to say it’s like wearing an ordinary cotton apron, but with a little more body.
The initial costs for leather aprons might be higher than regular designs, but you’ll save money over time. Standard cotton aprons need to be washed every day and laundry bills can become a serious overhead for butchers. However, our easy-care leather aprons have an extra protective layer, making them quick and easy to keep clean.
Backstrap Leather Apron
This full-length leather apron offers you everything a professional butcher needs. The crossed backstraps give you plenty of support by spreading the weight over your back and not your neck.
Not to say the apron is heavy: it weighs in at just 600 grams. This extra support ensures that you can work freely without feeling encumbered – making the Backstrap Leather Apron a winner for everyday use.
The straps are adjustable at five different points, ensuring it fits comfortably. And it comes with one pocket and a strap for hanging your towel or for attaching one of our leather pouches for stowing essentials.
Our Backstrap Leather Aprons come in two sizes: if you are taller than 1.70m, we recommend our Long Length option, while for anyone shorter, choose our Medium Length design.Download Brochure
XL Backstrap Leather Apron
If you are blown away by our standard Backstrap Apron but worried it will not give you full protection, our XL Backstrap Leather Apron is the one to go for.
It has the same great specifications as the standard Backstrap Apron but, due to its full coverage, is made up of two pieces of leather stitched together with heavy-duty thread.
The backstraps have had an upgrade, too: they’re wider, with adjustable buckles on the front and back of the apron, plus a cool leather patch to keep the straps secured.
We’ve also enlarged the side pocket to create a large front pocket. If you’d rather not have any pockets, simply let us know when you order and we will make your apron exactly as you want it.
Butcher’s Leather Apron
Inspired by traditional butcher’s aprons, with one strap (so meat can be carried on the shoulder), our full-length leather apron is tough yet classy, and most importantly, fit for purpose.
It is extra wide – made of two pieces of leather stitched together with heavy-duty thread – so offers great coverage and full protection. The neck strap is adjustable and the apron is tied around the waist with leather straps.Download Brochure
A butcher’s tool kit isn’t complete without a sturdy handcrafted leather knife roll for protecting blades and stowing them safely. Like all Stalwart Crafts products, our knife roll is made from premium coated leather, and is scratch and stain proof.
It has nine compartments: one for a steel, four slots for large knives and four for smaller knives. There’s also a side pocket, perfect for a large cleaver.
The inner suede flap keeps blades protected and ensures knives won’t scratch each other when you carry them around. It is also easy to keep clean with soap, lukewarm water and a soft cloth, plus anti-bacterial spray.
Stalwart Craft’s precision-handcrafted leather knife roll is compact and easy for you to carry to work discreetly and with pride.Download Brochure