From humble beginnings, Village Leathers began in 1974, selling hand made belts from a briefcase on the streets of London. A family business, Mark took the naive decision to take the company by the horns, with the intention of creating only the finest leather goods.
Fast forward through the years, and we have become an long suffering market vendor in Covent Garden, selling our wide range of belts, bags and braces Jubilee Market. We'd love you to come and visit us to see how much attention to detail we put into our creations.
Still based in London, four lunatics rattle around our creaky Victorian workshop sweeping up pennies that fall out of the fuse box and watering the tomatoes on our shed roof. Being machine addicts, this place looks more like the set from an Evil Dead film than an artists studio.
Heritage to us means trying to figure out a mathematical equation to determine the difference of human girth since the 70's. Sometimes it means which 'Large' is the right 'Large'? And it definitely means that not all rulers measure the same distance.
But it also means uncovering 20 year old prototypes and building a Museum in your workshop to showcase them. And discovering that only you can make that bag because everyone else threw that machine away a lifetime ago. I don't think there's anything more satisfying than a product design being so old that it rolls back into fashion.
This is a truly strange place to work, but somehow we manage to pull it all together to make unique accessories that have our heritage sewn in. We wouldn't change a thing.