Covid 19 Updates
About Galen Leather
Galen Leather handcraft leather notebook covers, pen cases, Macbook cases, iPad sleeves, and travel accessories to inspire you on your adventures and in your creative pursuits. Designed and handmade in Turkey, our products add a touch of luxury to your travels and provide the guarentee of a long lasting accomplice you can trust to last the test of time while on the road.
Our journal covers and writing sets will transport you back to a time where no traveller would dare leave on a journey without a leatherbound notepad and ink pen to jot down their thoughts and memories. Our focus is mainly on making leather journal covers compatible with Moleskine, Rhodia, Leuchtturm1917 and Field Notes brands.
While we may share your nostalgia for the romantic notion of putting pen to paper, we also embrace modern technology with the changing of time. And so, we created our line of laptop and tablet cases too.
Founded in 2012, we are a two person team based in Istanbul, Turkey. Our own journey started out as a humble hobby, making small leather goods. We can trace back our memory to the very first item we ever produced; a simple journal cover. Fast forward several years, and we've been fortunate to turn this passion into a thriving business. We love working with all natural aging materials like leather, brass and wood. There's something magical about the ability of these natural materials to majestically absorb time, only to turn more beautiful with age.
Galen is the name of the our favourite precious stone and also, the more commonly referred name of the famous philosopher, Claudius Galenus, who was born in Pergamon (present day Bergama,Turkey - the famous city of the leather).
When you purchase a leather good on the internet, we understand it's not easy to fully grasp the feeling of the beautiful leather, the earthy smell of the vegetable tanned leather, and the details of our signature handstitching and smooth hand finishes around the edges.
But we promise, you will receive exactly what you see in the pictures; items, which, we have made and personalized for you. Produced with traditional methods, our covers and cases will protect your hi-tech valuables and writing instruments from the elements.
We know that you will love our products as much as we do. Thank you for choosing to support a small business like ours.
You can follow us on Instagram @galenleather
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us using this contact form.
Thank you for visiting our shop!
Yusuf & Zeynep
Our workshop in Istanbul
We are open for business. While we are open, due to COVID-19, you may see a slight delay in shipping and production times.
We're all in this together - feel free to reach out if you need a hand with anything.
Our office is still closed. However, we started to ship orders again, but we are working very limited. We ship once a week. Carriers Fedex and UPS have returned to their normal operating routines. There are delays and restrictions in some areas. Many restrictions have been lifted in Italy, Spain and China.
Our office is still closed.
Due to the Covid-19 epidemic spreading all over the world, we will stop the fulfillment process for 2 weeks after 23 March in order to protect our employees and public health.
It is with great sadness that we have temporarily closed all our atelier as of today, Thursday 23th March. This is in response to the escalation of the Covid-19 crisis and as a precaution to safeguard our staff and customers during these unprecedented times.
While we are keeping our hopes high, the health, safety and wellbeing of our customers and staff is of utmost priority, and we must do our part to mitigate the spread of Covid-19 by not encouraging or requiring people to leave their homes.
Our ecommerce site continues to operate as usual, with delivery options that support social distancing to your home or to loved ones who you can’t be with at this time. Along with our social media platforms, our site will continue to be updated with the latest information on our response to this crisis, along with content and shopping inspiration we hope will brighten your days at home.
In the meantime, take care and thank you for your continued support.
Our warehouse is observing strict hygiene protocols, including: increased hand washing per government guidelines; cleaning devices and surfaces regularly; wearing sterile gloves when packing orders and practicing social distancing. Our couriers, FedEx, can offer a non-contact alternative if you do not wish to sign for your delivery using the scanner screen.
At this time, online order deliveries are being fulfilled but are subject to delays as we temporarily operate a skeleton staff. Our express delivery option is temporarily unavailable.
- Austria: Service has been suspended in the following areas: 5611 Grossarl, 5612 Huettschlag, 5630 Bad Hofgastein, 5632 Dorfgastein, 5640 & 5645 Bad Gastein, 6450 Soelden, 6452 Hochsoelden, 6456 Obergurgl, Hochgurgl, 6458 Vent, 6553 See, Paznaun, 6555 Kappl, 6561 Ischgl, 6562 Mathon, 6563 Galtuer, 6580 St. Anton am Arlberg, St. Christoph, 6762 Stuben, 6763 Zuers, 6764 Lech, 6767 Warth, 6888 Schroecken, 8972 Ramsau am Dachstein, 9844 Heiliigenblut.
- France: Service has been suspended in the following areas: Mulhouse.
- Italy: Service has been suspended in the following areas - Avellino , Ariano Irpino, Atena Lucana, Caggiano, Forlì, Medicina, Sala Consilina , Salerno Polla. -
Norway : Pick up and Delivery delays due to restrictions set by the Government. Potential postcodes impacted : 2448-2584, 7295-7387 and 8003-9990.
Yes, our embossing service will continue for online purchases.
Our Customer Service team are available to answer all enquiries and can be contacted via; contact-at-galenleather.com