Small beginnings

Here is my leather work on display at PUG.

Here is my leather work on display at PUG.

I posted some time ago that the combination of being recently unemployed and inspiration gained from the manufacturers we have met has meant I have been going into production.

I have made my own leather goods for a while but recently decided, with some time on my hands, to become a manufacturer myself. Yes, this is very small scale, and not particularly financially lucrative, but is still very rewarding.

So far I have been selling mostly through my Folksy store, and the odd local craft fair, but have now just set up my own independent website ( However, what is perhaps a little more interesting is that I have also begun stocking my first retailer. The Pug on the ( is based in Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire and is a shop/gallery of purely British made goods. They have an ever changing selection of fantastic quality items and I was very honoured when they asked me to provide them with a few pieces.

Owner David is particularly passionate and supportive of British made goods and certainly a kindred spirit in that regard. So, if you find yourself  in or around Gloucester  in the next few weeks please go and visit this unique boutique specialising in fine British craftsmanship… and some of my stuff. 😉

– James




  1. Wel done 🙂

  2. That is fantastic. You certainly do not let the grass grow under your feet. Very well done.

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