I believe in creating beautiful handmade products which are made to last and because I use vegetable tanned leather, each item will improve beautifully with age.
Pop-Up at john lewis
I'm so proud to announce I'll be popping up in my local Welwyn Garden City John Lewis for one week from 21st - 27th June. I'll be selling my full range from tote bags to keyrings.
WILLOW Leather story
Willow Leather products are all handmade using vegetable-tanned leather and are personally designed and manufactured in Hertfordshire (UK) by me.
I use vegetable-tanned leather because it provides beautiful colours and causes the leather to improve over time, with a rich patina developing through everyday use. Vegetable tanning is also the most environmentally friendly approach to dyeing leather, using natural ingredients such as tree bark, fruits and leaves. My product range is focussed on beautifully clean-looking and practical pieces which will be timeless. Each piece is hand cut and burnished with high-quality leather, with natural hide imperfections giving you a unique piece: no two will ever be the same.
Having studied Fashion Design at Northampton University and worked in industry, I came away feeling disheartened about fast fashion and shifted to teaching textiles at secondary school. Setting up Willow Leather Designs has allowed me to indulge my passion for design and textiles. I have really enjoyed perfecting my leather skills over time, with love, through my detailed design and handcrafting process. I put a lot of thought and care in to every piece I make and when I’m not working with leather, I am busy raising my two fabulous young toddlers at home in Hertfordshire, before they start school.
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