A Passion for Leather


At Townsend Leather we are craftsmen and artisans of leather, not just distributors or marketers.

For us, this is a life passion and a family owned business, not just another job.


Search our database of approximately 1000 (and growing!) colors, textures, and qualities from our catalog of in-stock and standard leathers.

Samples are intended for potential customers.  Townsend Leather sells to the trade only.  If you are not a current customer you will be requested to complete a New Customer Form and include your Tax ID#.   End-users should contact a professional designer or our sales representative in your area for samples and sales information.

We will fill your online order with 4″ X 4″ samples of the items you selected and send them to you for delivery within one week’s time. Should you have special requirements for sample size or delivery schedule, please send us a note with the details or call us directly to place your sample order. And if you don’t see exactly what you need here, we may have it in our archives or we can very likely make it, just for you!

Contact us to discuss custom sample options.


Our company was founded in 1969 by the Kucel family and our leather is produced in our state-of-the-art facility located in upstate New York, about 50 miles northwest of Albany.

We take great pride in our level of workmanship and customer service. As an experienced, hands-on manufacturer, product quality and customer responsiveness are the cornerstones of our business. Townsend’s product lines of cowhide, sheep, lamb, calf, suede, and goat feature dozens of collections and come in hundreds of standard colors. Custom colors in any of our standard products are available with a quick turn-around time. We also supply genuine woven leathers, embroidered leathers, specialty leather products such as floor and wall tiles, and 3M Scotchgard™ is also available for our leather products.