Meet your Maker – LW Leather Works

Your company or trading name

LW Leather Works

Tell us about where you’re from, what you do, how it all started and why you enjoy it.

I’m from Leicester, My day job consists of woodwork, I mainly make display cabinets for the retail industry. The evenings and weekends is when I get you do my leather work. If all started late last year, I wanted a handmade leather wallet, the love of making things got the better of me and i decided to make my own. I found I had a real love for leatherwork, I opened my Etsy shop in December last year and I’ve been riding the wave since.

What are your aims and are there any items or products you’d love to make?

I consider everyday a school day, my only aim to keep learning, and keep growing. I feel very fortunate to be in the position I am now. I have so many designs to work through and put to market. I can’t wait to share them with you all.

What do you consider your greatest achievement in the work you do associated with EDC?

My greatest achievement has to be the communities I’ve met since starting my journey. The EDC world has some of the nicest people I’ve had the pleasure to meet. And seeing my products being shipped and enjoyed all around the world, that’s pretty special too!

What is the best thing you have made and why?

The best thing I’ve made has to be a recent Cartridge Bag commission, working on a big project from scratch, all the the design work, the mock ups, not knowing if it’s going to fully work until you actually make it, kinda scary, but I was super happy my first one came together problem free.

What EDC gear is in your pockets right now?

In my pockets right now is a 2020 pioneer Victorinox alox, Olight Baton 3, space pen, all in one of my Little Lemmy V2 Caddies.

What’s the favourite piece of EDC gear that you own?

My favourite piece of edc gear has to be my AirPods. I love all music, and working in a workshop all day they’re definitely my most used throughout the day.

What EDC item would you love to own and why?

I really want to dip my toes into the world of traditional knives, it’s a very deep hole to fall into though.

A random fact about yourself that readers won’t learn anywhere else

Random fact, I’m have a fear of heights.

If you are on social media or have a website please include the links here so people can find out more about you

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/LWLeatherWorksShop

https://www.instagram.com/lwleatherworks

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