Material World: meet the leather experts

The master classes are by …

 

Who? Julie Deane

Why? She’s the founder of The Cambridge Satchel Company and her iconic, British-made satchels have a cult celebrity following. She has collaborated with the likes of Comme des Garçons and ASOS, and her bags have appeared in fashion glossies across the world. (And yes, she was on that Google ad.)

Where can I see more? cambridgesatchel.co.uk

 

Who? Nat Thakur

Why? The former Mulberry and Ghost leather designer now has her own range of high-end leather piece; purses resemble like giant coins and, on first glance, her most well-know collection of bags look like throw-away grocery or sweet shop bags.

Where can I see more? natthakur.com

 

The insider tricks are from …

Who? Zoe Larkins

Why? She’s the founder of Hetty and Dave, the leather accessories brand that has been worn by the likes of Amy Winehouse, Mary Portas and Jodie Harsh. Think brooches, necklaces and shoes.

Where can I see more? lovefromhettyanddave.co.uk

 

Who? Nneka Onyenakala

Why? She’s the founder and designer of N’Damus London (the Noisette’s Shingai Shonwai is a big fan of her purses and handbags).

Where can I see more? ndamus.com

 

Who? Tovi Sorga

Why? From phone cases to beautiful bracelets, Tovi is the leather designer and founder of ToviCorrie.

Where can I see more? Whether you’re a fan of Etsy or Folksy, they’ve got a shop on both.

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