From Sketch to Stores: London’s Leather Making Process
Creating a leather accessory, entirely from scratch is a work of art, takes patience, deliberation and a specific type of vision. Creating leather fashion items that are functional, sophisticated and aesthetic, always proves to be a learning process and brings on new challenges. But, when you see your finished vision making sales online or in stores, the effort of sketching, sourcing, stitching. All the hardships for starting your own leather business is definitely worth it.
But have you ever wondered what the journey looks like to create the perfect luxury leather item? How does it appear to be so faultlessly wonderful, presented on the beautiful pristine shelves in London’s top high-end stores? Or how can you make your leather fashion item and sell it online?
Today, we are going to explore the leather fashion goods’ journey – from initial sketch to stores – let’s delve into the world of London’s leather fashion journey.
Leather Company in the UK
At the heart of each leather item, there is a tale to tell, which has been carefully nurtured to ensure the consumer is delighted with the finished product. Custom leather goods’ manufacturers in London can bring such stories of your leather visions to life, manufacturing your dream leather handbag or leather wallet to perfection; their leather craftsmen are known for their passion for fine detail.
And for that, CreateLab by Nosakhari helps local leather businesses to start their own leather business in the UK. Our clients have a clear idea of what the leather product is that they wish to create – with sketches and market research ready to support their opinion.
Freight not, even if you are unclear about your initial designs, our expert artisan will help you bring out your vision.
CreateLab gives you an insight into London’s Leather Fashion Journey – from sketch to stores and all the processes in-between.
All great leather products, whether that be a leather handbag or a leather wallet, the creative starts by sketching out a variety of concepts that include functionality. It’s better to start on paper, before taking the design on to a computer, as it allows you to elaborate on your inspiration.
Researching other leather bags that you are fond of is a great idea and make notes of the things you like and not about each one. Leather handbags, leather tote bags, leather briefcases and leather messenger bags are excellent choices and very popular with retailers. It is also a great idea to play around with the way shoulder straps on your leather bag work, how you wish the clasp will look and any outer and inner compartments. Sketches of your leather goods will help you think through various functionality and finer details.
From a hand-drawn sketch work of your leather product to a 3D conceptual design, Createlab will hold your hand throughout the process. We can help build leather prototypes that speak to your design philosophy and our uncompromising attention to detail.
A digital mock-up of your leather fashion item will help leather manufacturers create patterns and sewing plans and source the best leather for your leather prototype. It will assist with the dimensions and proportions of each part of the leather fashion accessory. Though some parts of the mock-up can be later altered during the actual prototyping process, this gives the manufacturer a foundation to work with.
Sourcing The Best Leather
One of the hardest parts of the entire process can be finding a premium leather goods manufacturer. We are a British leather goods manufacturer and create many high-quality bags, wallets and purses.
Sometimes you’ll struggle to find someone willing to accommodate a small minimum number as a first run. Maybe you’re looking to create a handbag prototype or sample. CreateLab can help guide you through the leather manufacturing process and give input based on our expertise. We take a personal interest in helping you through the leather making process.
Finding The Perfect Leather
Finding the right type of leather involves a lot of work as there are so many types of leather and options available for various purposes. We can help save your time and source the best quality leather or a precise leather you would want for your product in the UK.
Collectively we have a long history working with premium leather and helping our client source premium leather in various grades and thicknesses. Over the years, we have built relationships with multiple suppliers and tanneries who continue to provide us with the best of the best quality leather you can find in the UK for making leather goods.
We can help you source the leather; starting from the size, tanning, thickness, grade selection, colour, and price.
Making The Leather Prototype
It’s difficult to know precisely how the sketches will translate until creating the first physical leather fashion prototype. For instance, after we have created a leather bag prototype, you may notice some functionality changes you want to make, so we will help you modify and improve your sample. This will help you create a leather product that your customer will love.
Finalizing Your Leather Prototype
After the revisions are made, some additional features/functionality will be added to ensure the proposed changes and new materials make for the best-finished product. Each one of these prototypes takes time and costs money, but they are all part of the investment to create an excellent final product.
We develop a pre-production sample and manufacture the leather products ourselves. CreateLab can produce 20-150 products per week, dependent on size and design. Each product is crafted in our London studio.
The feeling of seeing and touching your finished leather product is something indescribable. It’s a feeling of content, one of euphoria, accomplishment and success. Having made a leather accessory from scratch, paying attention to every detail and ensuring premium quality is achieved, will help you retail your products in stores.
Once you have your leather fashion item to hand in its finished glory, now is the time to consider product photography. Too many people overlook this part when selling online and photography for online sales is vital.
The most beautiful thing about creating leather fashion goods is that it can look and feel luxurious and sophisticated. It can be shaped in a wide range of finishes and colours to achieve a balance between form and function.
Bring Your Leather Business To Life With CreateLab
We have our design team ready and open to any design challenges. We focus on bringing the best technical and leather design solutions, collaborating one on one, ensuring the design is seamless and exactly what you wished for. Please send us your leather accessory designs to discuss how we can help you build first-class samples, bringing each piece of your idea of perfection.