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Paula Kirkwood

Handmade leather bags, aprons and utility goods crafted in Brighton, England. Stylish functionality for both men and women.

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Meet the Maker

Paula Kirkwood

I've worked in fashion and textiles for the past 20 years, working for the textile charity Traid on and off for 10 years. I ran their in-house studio TRAIDremade, creating clothing and accessory collections for both men and women from reclaimed fabrics and industry end of rolls.

In this time I created clothes for MTV and XFM presenters, comedian Mel Giedroyc and broadcaster Lauren Laverne. And my personal highlight of that time, being the on air seamstress for Twiggy's Frock Exchange, presented by Lauren Laverne, Grazia style editor Paula Reed and Twiggy.

And now, I have the joy of creating functional and stylish utility goods for you.

All the pieces you see are individually designed and handcrafted by me, in my workshop in Brighton, England. I've created each design with the need for simple, stylish functionality for both men and women. I specialise in using luxurious high grade veg tan leather, denim and canvas. Quality and an eye for detail always present.


Our Story

British. Not Brit-ish. Meeting the H+S Standard.

All our partners agree to adhere to and uphold these standards for all products. If a product doesn’t meet the Standard, it’s not listed. Simple.

About us The H+S Standard


We’re proud to uphold the reputation for quality and ethical standards that ‘British Made’ implies.


We get really excited when our makers have sustainability at their heart. We love things that are made to last.

Support local

We are here to support our community. We reinvest back into the business so we can assist collaborations and keep telling our maker’s stories.