WHAT IS THE LONDON LEATHER WORKSHOP?

The London Leather Workshop is our parallel project through which we provide a vast range of services for businesses, designers, students, professionals and enthusiasts in the fashion accessories and leathercraft industries.

With 20 years of experience in the field, we work with individuals, start-ups and established brands offering all-encompassing assistance from design and product development to manufacturing of handbags, accessories and leathergoods. 

We also advise on material sourcing and provide professional training in bag making, sewing and general leathercrafts.

All our services are carried out privately and confidentially and can be organised through face-to-face meetings or remotely through phone/video calls and digital material sharing.

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ACCESSORY DESIGN SERVICE, CONSULTANCY AND DEVELOPMENT

Whether you need help creating, completing, or perfecting your design(s) or developing an idea, we can offer complete bespoke assistance for your project.

Having a deep understanding of the fashion accessory industry and the practical skills developed as handbag and accessory sample makers and manufacturers, you can trust us to turn your idea into a marketable product.

 

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ACCESSORY AND HANDBAG SAMPLING

We assist our clients with sampling fashion accessories and pet accessories.  We also can sample selected garments and soft furnishings.

We have experience with clients in the luxury market and medium and low-end brands. Regardless of the project budget, we always help our clients create a product aligned with their targets and market placement.

Accessories and handbag sampling is an essential step that precedes the manufacturing of a design, but if you are only interested in this service, and you are not ready for manufacturing or wish to manufacture elsewhere, don’t worry; there is no obligation.

 

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ACCESSORIES AND LEATHERGOODS MANUFACTURING

Once the sample has been revised and approved, we can carry out small and medium production runs in our studio in South East London.

We only require five pieces minimum order for our accessory and leathergoods manufacturing service and the maximum unit number that we can produce per month depends on the size and complexity of the item and the production method.

Regardless of the order size, we always dedicate the same attention to detail to our work and strive to hit our clients’ targets and deadlines.

 

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MATERIAL SOURCING

Choosing a suitable material is a vital step for the success of your project.
Materials don’t only define the aesthetic and performance of an item but also its manufacturing techniques and, consequentially, its manufacturing price.
This process involves considerable work and technical knowledge and can be an overwhelming task for new designers.
We can help our clients find the best materials for their projects thanks to our extensive network of trusted leather, vegan leather, fabric and hardware suppliers, saving them from headaches or expensive mistakes.

 

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DESIGN, SEWING AND LEATHER WORKING CLASSES

Our design, sewing and leather working classes are held in our South East London workshop and are offered in various options to suit different requirements and budgets.

We hold private and group courses in design, bag making, professional leather sewing and handbag construction techniques.

In addition to our offer of set courses, we can create wholly customised classes.

We also offer professional bespoke training for businesses for individuals and teams.

 

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SUSTAINABLE LEATHER FOR SALE

Our leather stock is handpicked by us during our travels to Italy and comes from brands’ end of production surplus and also from the end of season leftovers of selected tanneries in Italy and UK. 

Besides whole skins and hides, we also have a stock of offcuts and bundles at very competitive price.

The leather we stock vary from 0.4mm to 2.8mm in thicknesses and comes in many different finishings. Due to the sourcing method, our stock is limited and changes regurarly.

To check what’s in stock now, browse our bundles, offcuts and sustainable leather skins.

Have a project or an idea you would like to discuss with us?