THE LONDON LEATHER WORKSHOP

– OVERVIEW OF OUR PRODUCTS & SERVICES –

WHO WE ARE

We, Sara and Melissa, are designers, makers and the founders of The London Leather Workshop.
With 20 years of experience in different areas of the fashion accessories and leather goods industries, we have gained a broad knowledge of the industry.
We are professional designers, experienced sample makers and manufacturers and can assist our clients from the design phase through to the realisation of their collections.
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WHAT WE DO

Here at The London Leather Workshop, we provide a vast range of services for businesses, creatives, students, professionals and enthusiasts in the fashion accessories and leathercraft industries.
We can assist our clients in designing, developing, sampling and manufacturing their collections as well as training them in a variety of topics related to our field of expertise.
All our services can be carried out in person at our South East London studio and most of them remotely online.

ABOUT OUR PRODUCTS & SERVICES

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES:

ACCESSORIES DESIGN, SAMPLING, MANUFACTURING AND MORE

Whether you are a small brand at the beginning of your journey or an established business, we can offer professional support from the design, to the sampling and manufacturing of bags, accessories, soft furnishings and selected garment types.
As our approach is personal and flexible we always try to accommodate our customers’ needs, you can pick and choose the service(s) you need and we can assist you at any stage of the development of your project.
DESIGN, CONSULTANCY & PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Do you have a product idea, but you’re not sure how to get started?
We can help you to bring clarity and assist you in designing and defining the features of your project so that it is ready to be prototyped and manufactured.
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MATERIAL SOURCING
Over the years, we have built relationships with a portfolio of EU and UK reliable suppliers and we can advise on the best materials for your project.
We work with leather, vegan leather and most types of fabric.
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ACCESSORIES AND BAGS  SAMPLING 
Once the design is finalised and materials are chosen, we can develop the patterns and realise the sample(s).
We can sample handbags, rucksacks, wallets, purses, dogs collars, leads and harnesses, selected garments and more.
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BAG AND ACCESSORY MANUFACTURING
Once the prototype has been approved, we can run small/medium productions when you are ready to launch into the market.
Our MOQ is only 5 pieces per style, size and colour.
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EMBROIDERED APPLIQUÉS SERVICE
From basic ideas to more elaborate motifs, we can design and manufacture our signature embroidered appliqués for fashion accessories and interiors.
We accept private and commercial orders.
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OTHER SERVICES:
– Handbag and accessory pattern making
– Professional fashion sketches and illustrations
– Handbag and accessory technical drawings and digital tech packs
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WHY US

DEDICATED AND PROBLEM-SOLVING APPROACH
We only work on projects we are passionate about. We always build close and personal working relationships with our clients, who trust us to help find the best solutions while aligning to their standards and hitting their targets and deadlines.
TRANSPARENCY AND CLEAR COMMUNICATION
We strive to provide personal, transparent and uncompromising quality of service.
Our way is straightforward and to the point and we always make our customers aware and fully include them in the development of their project(s).
CRAFTMANSHIP 
We take great pride in our craftsmanship. We can advise our customers on the best design and construction solutions according to their budget and requirements.
We always dedicate the same attention to detail to our work regardless of the size of the order.
COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY
We carry out our business in the most sustainable way possible and
are passionate about supporting the growth of conscious businesses that share our ethos.
Read more about our commitment to sustainability.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES:

DESIGN, SEWING AND LEATHER MAKING WORKSHOPS

We offer a range of practical and theoretical private and group workshops for amateurs and professionals in sewing and leathercraft.
Our practical classes will teach you the fundamental techniques of working with leather or vegan leather, of sewing these materials to a professional standard and creating customised goods.
The theoretical classes will provide you with the foundation for designing bags and accessories as well as insights and essential information about the industry.
GROUP DESIGN, SEWING AND LEATHER MAKING WORKSHOPS
Our range of practical and theoretical classes allow a maximum of 4 people to attend at a time ensuring individual attention to every student.
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ONE TO ONE DESIGN, SEWING AND LEATHER MAKING WORKSHOPS
We have a range of short and long-term private tuition available on specific topics and we can also assist you with tailored lessons.
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DESIGN, SEWING AND LEATHER MAKING ONLINE COURSES
If you want to learn from the comfort of your own environment, we offer online training through pre-recorded lessons.
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DESIGN, SEWING AND LEATHERCRAFT TRAINING FOR BUSINESSES
We offer professional bespoke training for businesses for both individuals and teams.
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SUPPORT FOR THE NEW GENERATION

We are proud to collaborate with The Prince’s Trust Enterprise programme, providing free training to young entrepreneurs at the start of their career in the industry.
Learn more about the programme.

OUR PRODUCTS:

SUSTAINABLE LEATHER HIDES AND OFFCUTS FOR SALE

We stock a range of upcycled and recycled leather offcuts, leather bundles, leather hides and small skins, both chrome and veg tanned.
Our beautiful sustainable leather is handpicked by us in Italy and comes from brands’ end of production surplus and also from the end of season collections of small tanneries.
Browse our stock of leather offcuts, leather bundles, hides and small skins.
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