WELCOME TO THE LONDON LEATHER WORKSHOP

COVID-19 UPDATE – Good news!

Due to the easing of Covid restrictions in the UK, we are now taking face-to-face appointments and we have restored our private tuition service!

The safety of our staff and customers is still our #1 priority and we require the use of face coverings in the workshop and we will ensure appropriate ventilation during each appointment.
To find out more on how we can assist you remotely, visit our ONLINE SERVICES page and don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.
Stay well and stay safe!

– SOMETHING 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 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 (both chrome and veg tan leathers)
–  Vegan leather (PU leather and plant-based leather such as cactus leather, cork, pineapple leather, etc)
– Fittings and trimmings
– Most types of fabric

 

SUSTAINABILITY OF MATERIALS:

As part of our company ethos, we collaborate and promote sustainable materials.
If sustainability is a requirement for the materials used in your project, we can help you.

– SOMETHING 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.

– SOMETHING 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 (maximum 10 skins of each type) but instead prefer to focus on the variety of styles and colours (about 100).

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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 tuitions.
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: from the sketch to the illustration
– Realise your own design/sewing project with our help 
– Custom appliqué design and realisation

LEARN WITH US!