Why Leon?

All Tawny Goods footwear is produced in Leon, located at the heart of Mexico. Founded originally by cattle farmers, Leon is known primarily for producing some of the highest quality leather and footwear in the western hemisphere, and is recognized the world over. In fact, a sign hangs above the city as you enter from the airport, declaring Leon the center for all things leather and footwear, and in the center of the city is La Zona Piel ("The Leather Zone"). 

As you drive the streets of Leon, you don't see statues erected to great leaders, but instead the working class, as they depict what tanning hides was like centuries ago.

Leatherworking and bootmaking are part of the culture of Leon, and for that reason, we knew there would be no better place to set up shop. Our partners in Leon have been making leather boots for four generations.