We have recently exhibited some of our members' work at the Pure Origin section of the Pure London show in London's Olympia. Rather unsurprisingly due to the nature of this sub-show (about sourcing in the fashion and accessories markets), we are almost exclusively being asked how to locate sample makers and manufacturers of small leather goods in the UK.
This is another example of why we need to crack on with producing our British Leather Directory, a resource of everything leather in the UK. We are collating details of people, organisations, training courses and events big and small, freelancers, resources for schools, machinery and tools - and now - sample-makers and manufacturers of short runs for leather goods.
We'll get on with our research but in the interim, please get in touch to be listed in the British Leather Directory. Spread the word!