1933

Donald Graeme Moore

Loses his job at Craddock-Terry Shoe Company during The Great Depression.

1933

Moore & Giles Founded

At the age of almost 50, Moore founds what will be Moore & Giles, selling leather and findings for footwear.

1935

Vernon Giles

Joins his father-in-law Moore and the business takes on their namesake.

1942

Vernon Giles

answers the country's call and heads off to WWII.

1946

Vernon Giles

returns home a decorated war hero.

1966

Don Giles

joins his grandfather and father at the company.

1970's

Moore & Giles

begins selling leather to furniture manufacturers.

1973

Jim Gravely

joins the company

1980's

Domestic Footwear

manufacturing declines. Largest client, Craddock-Terry Shoes closes its doors.

1990

Sackett Wood

joins the company

1990

Moore & Giles

shifts focus on bringing a more fashion-forward approach into the leather upholstery market.

1994

Tray Petty

joins the company

1995

Saddlehorn

is developed in Spain based on a vintage handbag and Henredon purchases 500,000 sq. ft. at Market.

1995

Equestrian

is inspired by from an old riding boot.

1996

Churchill

is created in Thailand from a worn leather sofa in the Hong Kong Mandarin Oriental.

1998

Moore & Giles

begins relationship with Finco Family & Tannery in Bassano del Grappa, Italy.

2000

Flea Market

is developed in Italy to simulate the distressed appearance of vintage Parisian flea market chairs.

2000

Harness

is produced to be a more refined version of Moore & Giles’ Flea Market leather.

2001

Brompton

is born by using proprietary wax applications and becomes the signature wax pull up leather in the market.

2006

Echo

reshapes how color can be used in natural leather and becomes the foundation for future leather collections that showcase color.

2007

Moore & Giles

launches bags & accessories division to showcase Moore & Giles’ own leathers.

2009

Mont Blanc

evolves from the Echo line of leather and offers designers more color options.

2009

Moore & Giles

launches an Aviation-focused leather division.

2013

Moore & Giles

expands headquarters in hometown of Lynchburg, Virginia.

2015

Moore & Giles

grows domestic and international showroom presence.

2015

President, Sackett Wood

celebrates 25 years at Moore & Giles.

2016

Chairman, Don Giles

celebrates 50 years at Moore & Giles.