Leather bags, purses and accessories handmade in the UK

London, United Kingdom

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Last updated on July 26, 2015
I trained as a kiln formed glass designer at Nottingham Trent University where I gained a Bachelor's Degree in Decorative Arts in 2002, I followed this up with a Master's Degree in Fashion and Textiles in 2003. I have been teaching Art, Design, Fashion illustration and Textiles in colleges since 2004. I find that teaching inspires my ideas and it's good for the students to see that they can make at least part of their living from being a designer maker.
Environmental issues are very important to me, all my accessories are made from reclaimed leather from the fashion and upholstery industries and vintage buttons and buckles. Very little material is wasted.

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Returns and exchanges
I do not accept returns unless the item is faulty or the wrong item is sent. Please bear in mind that leather is a natural material and has natural variation in it's texture and is not of uniform thickness. Many of the buttons and buckles I use are vintage and some have been used previously, they are all in very good or near perfect condition. I would not sell anything I would not be happy to use myself.
Items must be returned to me within 28 days of you receiving the item for a refund to be given, overseas buyers please bear this in mind and send the item International signed for. Again, I cannot be held responsible for items lost in the mail, so insure the item.
Please make sure you send items back to me labelled as a gift as I will not pay customs charges. If Customs charges are imposed on an item when it enters the UK, the item will be returned to sender.
Payment must be received within 24 hours of making a purchase. I only accept Paypal. If payment is not received within 24 hours and no contact is made the item will be re-listed. Please let me know if you're going to be slow paying, I'm very understanding!
If no communication or payment are received within a reasonable amount of time negative feedback will be left.
I send items uninsured and cannot be held responsible if they are lost or damaged in the post. I will insure your items at extra cost, please let me know if you want me to do this and I will bill you for the extra cost via Paypal. Royal Mail insure all items up to £35 (about $48), so if your item is worth more than this please do consider International signed for which is insured. Uninsured items are not tracked.
Please allow 28 days for your item to reach you if ordering from outside the UK (it usually takes much less time than this though, around a week). It is the responsibility of the customer to bear any customs charges incurred.
Additional policies and FAQs
Biscuit accessories are made using reclaimed leather and vintage buttons and buckles, these are often unique and I only have one of them, if you see something you like I will endeavor to find something similar for custom designs.
I am happy to customise items already in my shop (longer handles and straps etc), make custom items and also accept wholesale orders.
Please convo me for wholesale orders.