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I think I was born a maker, I loved it so much, all I did at school was make make make. I knew early on that I wanted to do something creative and hopefully forever.

I went on to study a Ba Hons in Applied arts dabbling in all mediums until I found and fell in love with leather, then I went to Cordwainers , The London College of Fashion in the UK to specialise. I never looked back, since then I’ve stayed and based my very little company just outside London handmaking leather accessories to the highest standard I can, whilst maintaining (hopefully) something different to my designs.

I never really look to fashion for inspiration but often museum artifacts or I hone in on my love for nostalgia! Things I grew up with and never forgot, or maybe taking objects and changing their uses, their materials, making you see them…

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  • Joined July 22, 2011

Favorite materials

leather, fabric, porcelain, clay, oak, slate

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About

I think I was born a maker, I loved it so much, all I did at school was make make make. I knew early on that I wanted to do something creative and hopefully forever.

I went on to study a Ba Hons in Applied arts dabbling in all mediums until I found and fell in love with leather, then I went to Cordwainers , The London College of Fashion in the UK to specialise. I never looked back, since then I’ve stayed and based my very little company just outside London handmaking leather accessories to the highest standard I can, whilst maintaining (hopefully) something different to my designs.

I never really look to fashion for inspiration but often museum artifacts or I hone in on my love for nostalgia! Things I grew up with and never forgot, or maybe taking objects and changing their uses, their materials, making you see them differently.

I always source all my leathers here in the UK and use a small family run printers to print my sweetie bags. I’m quite obsessed with embossing and foil blocking leather as you’ll see in my work, this is all done on a really old blocking machine and my sewing machines are at least 70 years old, they’ve seen the war and survived!

All my leather is a bi product from the meat industry, I never use exotic skins and try and use vegetable tanned leathers where I can, I always state this in the product descriptions so you know. You can also see my website www.natthakur.com, and feel free to contact me at Natalie [!at] natthakur.com

Hope you’ll enjoy browsing!!!!

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