In a previous chapter of his life, Jon Homer was an operations manager for a multinational company based outside Birmingham. Today, he spends his days in his workshop overlooking the duck pond on a farm in Lincolnshire making bags, belts and wallets from sustainably sourced leather.
Jon, 50, and his wife Judy, 49, moved to the farm in 2002, along with their Cleveland bay horse Monty. It was Monty who led Jon to be introduced to a saddlery. The owners taught him how to craft leather to make saddles and bridles, a trade he did for ten years before setting up his business Elemental Leatherwork in 2011.