We love creating each and every one of our products, but when we get the opportunity to design and make a bespoke piece for a customer- now that is something really special.
Caroline came into the workshop a couple of weeks ago, armed with some photos and a rough idea of a bag that she would like. This was James’ cue to put the kettle on, pull out his sketch book and bring her ideas to reality.
The first thing, after a brew and a chat, was to sketch out exactly the shape of the bag and to make sure that the size of it accommodated what Caroline wanted to use it for, then the fun really started…time to find the perfect leather. After going through a lot of the hides in the storeroom, Caroline chose Burnt Ochre, a gorgeous vegetable tanned leather from a tannery in Florence, Italy. It is a lovely strong leather that will only get better with age as the patina develops- perfect for a bag.
James drew a design and pattern that is completely unique, hand cut the leather and set to work.
If you'd like your own bespoke item created just for you we'd love to hear from you, please email email@example.com.
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I made this simple bag as part of a collaboration we are doing with our partners Leather School® and Craft Revolution (where you can make one yourself just like it) and I just love it.