Always admiring and collecting leather goods on my travels, frustrated and with the cost of pieces around the world, I thought “How difficult can it be…?” and decided to turn my hand to making a range of leather accessories.
Initially creating things I wanted or needed, small to start and getting bigger and more adventurous with each new project, I created my first collection of items – Wallets, lanyards & belts.
Heavily influenced by the items I’ve hunted down from America, Japan and Hong Kong as well as other sites I’ve researched online, friends and family grew interested in my new hobby, putting in their own requests….
As well as producing my collection of wallets, sleeves bags and accessories, I like to take on commissions. Some small and simple, some more adventurous, but if they’re within my means and I can get the right materials and hardware, I’ll take it on.
I use leather from England, Europe and the US, the hardware from further afield, some very special premium stuff from Japan depending on the commission.
Why not check out my collection for yourself: www.baldwinleather.co.uk
Yet another of my obsessions, designer vinyl toys. After collecting them for many years, someone pointed out to me… “Why don’t you design one yourself?”
So after working with a toy manufacturing company in Hong Kong on numerous client projects, I invested in Gunderic 428AD, the first of the Vandal kings… Historically correct but with a urban twist…
With the other kings down on the drawing board… they might reign again?