Andrew Muirhead & Son has been a leader in leather manufacturing since 1840. Over the past 175 years, Muirhead has supplied leather for many high profile projects including the Houses of Parliament, Burj Al Arab and Boeing 307 Stratoliner.

Today Muirhead is the only upholstery leather manufacturer in the UK and the market leader in the global aerospace industry. Muirhead customers expect quality and performance regardless of the application.

Environmental concerns are fundamental to Muirhead. In addition to their sister company Bridge of Weir Leather, they operate the industry’s sole thermal power plant that recycles process-related waste into energy for the manufacturing process. This significant investment gives Muirhead the lowest carbon footprint of any leather manufacturer in the world and the only one to carry the Low Carbon Leather logo.

Muirhead offers a collection of six standard upholstery leather series with the lowest CO2 balance of any leather manufacturer in the world. This extensive selection of over 140 colours and specifications is available from stock.

Stocks represent only a small portion of Muirhead’s production capacity. If you have a custom colour you would like to adapt, simply send a sample or colour reference such as Pantone, Dulux or RAL, and Muirhead’s colour laboratory will match. A perforation pattern can also be applied to any Muirhead leather. Other custom designs are also available.


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As the market leader in the worldwide market for aircraft seats, the high-performance genuine leather is supplied to over 160 airlines, airframe and seat manufacturers in 60 countries.

Muirhead aviation leather is designed to meet all airworthiness specifications and the in-house testing laboratory is UKAS approved to perform FAA 28.853, Vertical Burn and ABD0031 Smoke Density and Toxicity Tests (BSI ISO 17025:2005). State-of-the-art flame-retardant aviation leather has also been developed in-house to meet the stringent requirements of the Civil Aviation Authority.


The Muirhead Ingleston & Grampian series offer a range of colours and prints suitable for the mass transit market. Coating systems are designed to meet the higher abrasion, flexural and colour fastness, wet and dry rubbing and increased sweat resistance requirements in the bus sector. Whether you want to cover your full seat or simply improve the design of a headrest or bolster, Muirhead can meet your needs.


Muirhead’s high performance leather is designed to exceed the demanding requirements of modern railway interiors and meets the most stringent British and European safety requirements, including BS6853 and EN45545-2.

Choosing Muirhead leather for the interior of your train ensures comfort, safety, quality and durability, creating the ideal environment for your passengers. Leather stores neither dirt nor dust and is undoubtedly the most hygienic of all seating options.


Muirhead is recognized as the leather supplier of choice in the marine market and is found on cruise ships, yachts and oil rigs worldwide.

With over 140 different colours and textures, all available with IMO certification, Muirhead offers one of the largest stocks of leather in the world.

Muirhead leathers also have Warrington certification – all products are type approved to the Marine Equipment Directive.


Convince yourself of the great colours and the unique quality of our Muirhead leather. Under the following link you have the possibility to order up to 5 product samples directly from the manufacturer:



Muirhead has been producing high performance upholstery leather for the contract and home furniture market for over 175 years. The high quality upholstery leather is used worldwide in hotels, restaurants, offices, public buildings and government buildings as well as in upmarket homes for furniture, interior trim and interior applications.

Muirhead leather preserves the natural properties of a real skin while providing colour, texture and technical performance that promote creative expression in upholstery design.


Muirhead has been supplying niche automotive manufacturers and the automotive trim market with leather for car upholstery and seats for over 100 years.

A choice of over 140 different colours and finishes, all available from stock, offers our automotive customers an unrivalled choice. The additional option of perforation or individual colour matching and the long-standing reputation for quality, consistency and reliability make Muirhead the leather supplier of choice.