Pittards WR100 leather, launched in 1980, was the culmination of many years of exhaustive research. Research that originally began with the development of specialist leathers for a number of demanding Ministry of Defence and NATO applications such as combat gloves, pilot’s gloves, and helmet linings.

Fundamental to this research were the specially selected skins of the Ethiopian hairsheep - also called “Cabretta”. This traditional material is a by-product of the meat industry that has been used by Pittards for generations. Found in the sub tropical regions of Africa, Asia, and South America, the Cabretta hairsheep has a remarkably soft, strong and light skin which makes it particularly appropriate for military, sporting and fashion glove applications.

WR100X as a process enhances these characteristics and creates leathers with qualities that others still cannot match, and has been applied to other specialist skin types to further enhance performance. The process involves over 40 interrelated operations, each one of which has to be tuned and adjusted to ensure the final technical quality of WR100X leather.

Whilst retaining the original softness, strength, and lightness of the natural skin, WR100X also offers unrivalled grip, water resistance, sensitivity, comfort and recovery. Not surprisingly, these features have made WR100X the performance standard for sports enthusiasts and glove manufacturers alike.

Water and sweat resistant Pittards WR100X leathers not only shrug off moisture and allow perspiration to escape, but do so without any change in the structure of the leather. The buttery softness of Cabretta leather also means that our fashion gloves are incredibly soft, resulting in our elegant Cabretta Collection of luxury fashion gloves.