At Angus Barrett we are passionate about creating leather goods of the highest possible quality. As Angus always says, "'Designed to work. Made to last.' is not a just a tagline, it's what we do. We believe in making products that will last not just for a season or a fashion cycle, but for a lifetime of enjoyment and hard work. We proudly make all our saddlery and leather goods here in Australia in our workshop in Orange, NSW. We are dedicated to making products that you can rely on, and providing a service that you can trust.
Angus Barrett Saddlery was founded by Angus Barrett. Angus has been doing leather work and selling his hand made goods since 1986 when he was just a boy. Throughout school and work Angus was always making something with his hands. After many years working across Australia, on farms and cattle stations, in mines and drilling camps, Angus settled in Orange NSW with the plan to start his own manufacturing business. In 2000, Angus registered his business and started manufacturing his saddlery goods part time. In 2005 Angus purchased his first manufacturing premises and committed fulltime to his craft.
In 2007 Angus undertook his first big research and development trip, travelling to the USA to enhance his saddlery skills and manufacturing techniques and to source modern machinery. Angus studied under two very experienced and talented saddle makers, Randy Severe (Oregon, USA) and Joey Jemison (Texas, USA).
It is Angus' ability to constantly look outside the box and to other industries for new ideas and manufacturing techniques that has helped to bring his designs to life as the next generation in saddlery.
In 2010 Angus Barrett Saddlery opened its flagship store at 83 Glenroi Ave, Orange, and proudly named it "Origo" or "The Beginning".
In 2012 Angus travelled to Europe and the UK on his second extensive research and development trip. Angus visited some of the region's best saddleries and leather manufacturers and spent several months sourcing leather and specialist machinery. Angus Barrett Saddlery is now rolling into an even more advanced and exciting stage of the business and product development. Thanks to Angus' creative vision and determination and hard work by the entire Angus Barrett team, Angus Barrett Saddlery has grown from a small box of tools into an industry-leading business.
In April 2013 Angus Barrett expanded into a larger workshop with a flagship Saddlery store in Narrambla, Orange. After three years there honing the team's production skills, Angus then decided to open another store on Summer Street, in the CBD of Orange. Since 2016, 191 Summer Street has been the proud home of Angus' constantly evolving collection of high quality saddlery and leather goods.