What do we actually do?
The LeatherHistory.eu Foundation aims to map, preserve and share the history of leather & fetish cultures and lifestyles in Europe.
We serve as information point and provide resources and links about historical and community-related information.
On this website we gather information and material related to European leather & fetish history.
We also support local European leather history related initiatives and contribute to events in the community.
We work with volunteers from the European fetish community. Our organisation is led by a board of two.
We are non-profit volunteer-based organisation, registered with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce on 21 September 2011.
Our work is financed by donations and gifts. Donations cover expenses for the website, digitisation fees and specific expenses related to the organisation of leather and fetish history (-related) events.
The LeatherHistory.eu Foundation
Pieter sensed a need in the European fetish community to preserve more of European fetish history and founded The LeatherHistory.eu Foundation in 2011. Building upon his successfull 2008 research project, LeatherHistory.eu quickly became a valued and popular resource. Currently, Pieter focuses on leather history research and the preservation of leather history related material.
Arnaud, also known as Mr Leather Europe 2014, joined the foundation in 2017. A well known face on the European fetish scene, Arnaud is currently in charge of the Mister Gallery. By setting up a new system to gather needed data, Arnaud has made it easier for the community to contribute to this iconic and much visited database listing fetish titleholders from all over Europe.