Useful Links for making handbags
Over the years we have worked with and met some fantastic people in the trade. It is a very important thing to build up a working relationship with your suppliers. Below is a list of companies I highly recommend:
Walter Reginald - http://www.walterreginald.com/ Based in Wapping in London. This is a large warehouse of leather, quite expensive but very good quality.
JT Bachelors - http://jtbatchelor.co.uk/ Based in East London, this is an Aladins cave of goodies here. Really friendly staff and great bargain bin of leather that students love!
AA Crack & Sons - www.aacrack.co.uk/ Based in Northampton. They are very friendly and welcoming, appointments can be arranged to view their leather collection.
Futura Leathers - http://www.futuraleathers.co.uk/ Based in Rochdale. A lovely set of people who work there. They have an excellent online catalogue and can send you samples prior to ordering.
Metal components & Hardware
S&K - http://www.skfittings.co.uk/ Component Supplier
London Trimmings - http://www.londontrimmings.co.uk/ Component Supplier