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E12: Joey Pringle: Making an impact as a vegan handbag manufacturer

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Creative entrepreneurs are often known to take creative career turns and go down roads less travelled. One such story is recounted here by Joey Pringle – an industrial designer who became a handbag designer, only to leave it all behind and become a sustainable vegan handbag manufacturer in China. And not just any vegan handbag […]

E4: Changing career intuitively with leather designer maker Candice Lau

Meet Candice Lau – a graphic designer who followed her intuition and interests, which led her to change her career and become a leather craftwoman. In this episode, you will discover: – how Candice started – how she has managed to grow her business – what she is working on now and much more. You […]

Vegan Leather vs Real Animal Leather: the race towards sustainable fashion

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Vegan Leather or Real Animal Leather? Sustainability and making fashion more responsible and better for the planet have been on the global environmental agenda for a number of years now. The current pandemic has magnified the issue even more and made creative entrepreneurs and consumers alike be more conscientious about their daily choices. According to […]

What We Didn’t Know About Leather


Hannah Stewart, a Product Account Manager at a London-based fashion company woke up at 5.30am recently, to travel two and a half hours from her London home to Northampton. She was attending the BLC Leather Technology Centre’s ‘Understanding Leather Course’, led by Barry Wood – a leather technician who has worked in the fashion industry for over 25 years.