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ITALIAN CRAFTSMANSHIP IN LONDON
Bag & Fashion Accessory Studio In SE London

We provide services in designing, sampling and manufacturing leather, vegan leather and fabric bags, accessories and soft furnishings

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Sustainable Leather For Sale

Discover our beautiful range of handpicked, rescued genuine Italian leather for sale

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Learn With Us!
Private & Group Classes

Browse our list of available courses, private tuition and tailored programs!
Available in person at our London studio or online

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WELCOME TO THE LONDON LEATHER WORKSHOP

– ABOUT OUR SERVICES –

We provide services to craft-based businesses, designers and students focusing on handbags, accessories, soft furnishings and fashion.
Our services are bespoke to your needs and include:
– Design development and design consultancy
– Sketching and illustrating
– Technical drawings & tech packs
– Pattern making
– Mock ups & prototypes realisation
– Small to medium productions
– Custom appliqué design and realisation
– Group classes and private tuition

WHERE?

We are based in South East London but all our services can also be provided remotely.

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SOME OF OUR PREVIOUS COMMISSIONS

– MATERIALS WE CAN WORK WITH –

– Leather
–  Vegan leather (PU leather and plant-based leather such as cactus leather, cork, pineapple leather, etc)
– Most types of fabric

 

SUSTAINABILITY OF MATERIALS:

As part of our company values, we favour and promote sustainable materials.
If material sustainability is one of your project requirements, do not hesitate to let us know and we will advise you accordingly.
Need help finding the perfect materials? Learn more about our material sourcing service.

– ABOUT US –

 

The London Leather Workshop is an artisan studio offering a wide range of products and services, such as leather supply, garment, accessory, soft furnishing consultancy and design, prototyping, sampling, manufacturing and learning opportunities.
We are a small team of makers and designers with about 20 years of experience in the industry who makes their personal skill set available to students, start ups and established businesses.
Through classes, one-to-one training and collaborations, we intend to promote learning, ideas and skill sharing.

– ABOUT OUR UPCYCLED, SUSTAINABLE LEATHER –

 

The London Leather Workshop supplies light and medium weight upcycled Italian leather skins and hides, offering high quality at very competitive prices.
Our range of leather stock includes but is not limited to lambskin, nubuck, nappa, cowhide, pig suede and goat suede.
As the leathers come from end of production surpluses, they range in size from whole skins to half skins and offcuts.
We don’t stock a large quantity of leather of the same type, but instead prefer to focus on the variety of styles and colours.

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– SUSTAINABILITY AND SOCIAL COMMITMENT –

 

We believe that a more sustainable way to live is both possible and necessary and it starts from the small things that everyone can do in their day to day life.
We commit to conscious behaviors in the products we sell, the services we deliver and during studio practices.
We support others who share our vision, we educate customers and students in making responsible business choices, we provide free services to non-profit organisations and we have a charitable giving policy.
Another important part of our commitment is dedication to the education and support of the next generation of creatives, by always providing discounts on both our products and services, as well as offering free consultations on their projects.
Furthermore, we are proud to collaborate with The Prince’s Trust Enterprise Programme supporting young entrepreneurs by delivering free guidance and training.

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COURSES & ONE TO ONE TUITION

We run various group courses and one to one tuition.
The following are the subjects we offer:
– Pattern making for handbags and accessories
– Handbags and accessories making: from the design to the prototype
– Machining: learning how to use domestic and industrial sewing machines
– Leather sewing techniques
– Fashion accessory: from the sketch to the illustration
– Realise your own design/sewing project with our help 
– Custom appliqué design and realisation

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EMBROIDERED APPLIQUÉ SERVICE

At The London Leather Workshop, we specialise in the craft of embroidered appliqués.
Whether it’s a simple motif or a complex tridimensional design, we can create a variety of appliqué works using diverse techniques and materials.
We welcome private and trade commissions and foster collaborations with students and designers. 
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