Bespoke Shoes Unlaced – a shoemaker's blog

Friday, 30 November 2018

Shoe Polish and beeswax from the Borders

Welcome back good shoe folk! Here we are with Christmas Open Studios done and dusted (and lovely it was too) and the holidays stampeding towards us. So it's just as well we have some wonderful new products if you're hunting for stocking fillers!

The new Carreducker polish trio, gift-wrapped

A stack of neutral, brown and black polish 
Our new polish comes from Berwick-upon-Tweed in the Borders (of England and Scotland) and is a lovely natural combination of Carnauba and beeswax, along with a little turpentine and white spirit.

It's available in black, brown and neutral polish £3.95 for one tin and £10 for a set of three.

The beeswax nourishes and protects the leather; the Carnauba helps to give the leather a good shine; and the turpentine and white spirit helps to clean off dust, dirt and old polish without drying the leather. We've been using them for a while and like the results., particularly for a high shine.

We are also selling these lovely bee-stamped beeswax blocks, perfect for shoe and furniture makers out there, £2.50 for a 6cm x 12mm block.

That's all from us this week, we're back to the workbench for some bespoke shoe finishing... until next week, happy shoe making!