Matt and Alfie

Frustrated by failing to find well made leather goods that did not cost an arm and a leg and had not come halfway across the world I started to learn how to make them myself. Working in the evenings and weekends around my full-time job I have studied tools, materials and techniques from a variety of leather trades across the world and several hundred years. My philosophy is to use the best aspects of time proven design principles with the latest in modern technology — but only where each is best suited.

I sell my goods to people by word of mouth and at local artisan markets but am now at the stage where I would like reach a wider audience.

I make bags, belts, wallets, purses, notebooks and similar personal accessories from a variety of leathers. I use hides mainly produced using the vegetable tanning process. This is a slower, more environmentally friendly process than the chrome tanning used for the majority of leather goods we see on the high street. I am working to use more leather produced by skilled artisans in the UK, in order to reduce the environmental impact my products make and to help keep these skills alive. I ensure that my products are the best I know how to make. They are designed to work for years, and to be repairable should they need it.

I am always developing new products and welcome the challenge of a custom order, just drop me an email if you have any questions.