We are Sara and Melissa, designers and makers and the founders of The London Leather Workshop.
After graduating in Fashion & Accessory Design, we worked in different sectors of the industry both in Italy and the UK until we pursued our idea of creating a business, blending our joint range of expertise. This is how The London Leather Workshop was born in 2012.
With 20 years of experience in the field, we each have developed different strengths and skillsets and, as a team, we can offer a vast range of services under one roof, from design consultancy to product development and from prototyping to material sourcing and manufacturing.
Today, The London Leather Workshop assists national and international customers, from startups to established brands and has been helping to form the latest generation of designers and makers through a wide range of learning opportunities.
The founders, Sara & Melissa


We are a small, highly specialised, skilled and passionate team of 4 people with extensive experience in the designing, prototyping and manufacturing of fashion clothes and accessories.
But experience and knowledge are not our only resources: over the years, we have built a great family of specialists in the accessory and leather goods industry that complement our in-house services. In fact our team can handle orders from as small as 5 units up to larger orders of up to 2000 units.
Our team of highly skilled collaborators (machinists, pattern cutters, artisans, prototype makers) help us to deliver each project to the highest standards and punctuality, even in the busiest times.


We discovered our passion for teaching whilst training people during our working careers in Italy and the UK and we have been training students from all over the World  for the past ten years.
We share our expertise, knowledge and skills with amateur leather craftspeople, people who have an interest in developing a career in this field, as well as professionals looking to improve their skill-set.
We collaborate with prestigious UK universities and support their students by providing favourable rates and assistance in converting their ideas into real products.
We are also proud to partner with The Prince’s Trust Enterprise Programme, supporting young entrepreneurs at the early stages of their business development by delivering free training to these individuals and we are very grateful for the opportunity to continue sharing, educating and supporting those in our community.


We love what we do and we believe in providing personal, transparent and uncompromising quality of service without exception.
We are a small team that works in realistic human timeframes and pays fair wages to all employees and collaborators.
We take great pride in our craftsmanship, which is based on attention to detail, the use of traditional and innovative methods combined with a problem-solving and can-do approach.
We always build close and personal working relationships with our clients and are always happy to go the extra mile to help them in their projects.
We in fact  think of our working relationships with customers like collaborations and this is why we always include customers in the process by  making it very clear what is involved at every stage of the process and what choices they have.
We are dedicated to ensuring that our business is carried out in the most sustainable way possible and we are transparent about every step we take to achieve this.
We are extremely passionate about supporting the growth of sustainable and eco-conscious businesses that share our ethos: appreciation of artisanship and respect for the environment.
We support our customers in making material choices and choosing production processes that are sustainable because we believe that we can make our industry better through the smallest choice.