We have four new makers joining our studios in February and all of them recipients of our supported Awards.
In Deptford, we’re welcoming Carl Fox of Paulo Vulpes Atelier, who’s our 2022 Leathersellers’ Award recipient. We asked Carl what his Vulpes brand is all about: “After discovering leathercraft by chance, I totally fell in love with the material and processes of working with leather. I launched my business in 2021 and am currently focusing on small leather goods and accessories, however I have recently been developing ideas to move on to making larger items such as bags and satchels.” Sharing more about his vision, Carl tells us: “At the core of my brand is the process of recovering materials that have been forgotten, whether this be through overproduction or that they have fallen into disrepair, and bringing them back into the marketplace. I feel very strongly that there are an abundance of amazing resources already available, and by searching these out we can reduce the impact of creating more unnecessary materials.
Over the next five years I would love to take this further.”
Being recognised by Cockpit and the Leathersellers’ is a big deal for Carl: “I feel this award will make such a difference in the trajectory of my business plan. The workshops and help with business development will be a fundamental part of taking Paulo Vulpes Atelier to the next level. Alongside the sense of community that I’m sure you get from being in the studios, to be recognised as having the Leathersellers’ Award for 2022 makes me very proud.”