The Foundation aims to map, preserve and share the history of leather & fetish cultures and lifestyles in Europe.

The Foundation is a non-profit volunteer-based organisation and was registered with the Dutch Chamber of Commerces on the 21st of September 2011. The foundation’s work is financed by donations and gifts. Donations cover expenses for the website, digitization fees and specific expenses related to the organisation of leather and fetish history (-related) events.

ADRESS Foundation
Leuvenstraat 126
1066HD Amsterdam
The Netherlands
IBAN: NL84ABNA0512488460



We work for you, not for money

The Foundation exists thanks to the work and support of volunteers from the European leather & fetish community.

Pieter Claeys is currently president of the foundation. Pieter started researching Amsterdam’s leather history in 2008 as a hobby project. In August 2009 he graduated from the University of Amsterdam with an extended thesis about the subject. He broadened his interest field to European leather & fetish history after winning the Mr Leather Europe 2009 contest.

And we’re only an e-mail away

You can find actual developments in the Writing section. For more information about the foundation and our work, don’t hesitate to send us an e-mail.