BEHIND THE CRAFTSMAN
Charles Laurie London is a leather goods company founded by craftsman and designer Charlie Laurie in 2016. With 10 years experience in the industry, Charlie designs and manufactures everything by hand in his South East London Studio, and has just won the prestigious Cockpit Arts Leathersellers’ Award for a third year running.
After graduating and receiving the ‘Excellence in Saddlery Bursary Award’ from the Worshipful Company of Saddlers, Charlie went on to be an apprentice for one of London’s finest leather good manufacturers. Here he was taught by some of the country’s most experienced and talented leather workers, some of whom have been in the industry for over 50 years. Having gained extensive knowledge and skills in leather craft Charlie was inspired and ready to start his own venture.
Charlie’s aim is to produce modern designs, handcrafted using traditional techniques. He offers a bespoke commission service as well as the made-to-order Meantime collection which launched in Autumn 2018.