Timeless Luxury. Sustainable sourcing. High quality craftsmanship.

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Impromptu Sample Sale Is Up!
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Having A Workshop Clear Out.
Sample Pieces And Ex Display.
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Checkout My Stories For Pictures And Prices.
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Some Pieces Have Already Started To Develop Their Patina Journey 😉
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Dm For Details, Video Of Each Piece Available, First Come First Served!
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All Sale Pieces Are Non Refundable.
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Happy Bargain Hunting ☺️
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#Slowmade #Vegtan #Patina #Heritagestyle #Leathercraft #Brighton #Bagmaker #Sussexbusiness #Samplesale #Bagsforsale #Baglovers #Sustainablefashion #Madetolast
Patina…
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Natural Vegetable Tanned Leather Is An Organic Material That Ages Gracefully Over Time. 
The Development Of Patina Is Dependent On A Range Of Factors But Mainly How The Leather Is Used And The Climate.
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The Leathers Journey Will Help To Create A Unique Colour And Texture Known In The Leather World As ‘Patina’ 
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Most Premium Leather Enthusiasts Get Very Excited About The Patina Of Their Goods, Me Included 😬
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I Feel Blog Coming On!
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Premium Leather Deserves To Be Loved And Celebrated 🙌
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#Patina #Premiumleather #Vegtan #Heritagestyle #Leathercraft #Leatherwork #Bagmaker #Sussuexbusiness #Slowmadegoods #Naturalleather #Sustainablefashion
Aw22 Belt Bag…
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New Style For Your Winter Wardrobe.
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The Belt Bag Has Become A Firm Favourite It Our Wardrobes Over The Past Couple Years And It Looks Like It’s Going Nowhere.
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Our Belt Bags Are Made From 100% Sustainable Vegetable Tanned Leather.
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Stunning Colours And Texture, Full Of Natural Character And Marking.
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Coming Soon!
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#Bagmaker #Vegtan #Sustainablefashion #Slowmade #Sussexbusiness #Smallbizowner #Bags #Leathercraft #Smallbatchgoods #Beltbag
It’s True!
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The Smell Of Vegetable Tanned Is Amazing!
It Evokes Memories From Childhood, For Me It’s…
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. Horse Riding
- Dads Wallet
. Wet Dog Collars
- Buying Schools Shoes
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How About You?
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#Leathercraft #Bagmaker #Bagmaking #Vegtan #Heritagestyle #Sustainablefashion #Slowmade #Slowstyle #Madebyhand #Sussexbusiness #Shoplocal #Honestskin #Ethicalleather
Happy Birfday To My Kid Sister @Gemkirk 🖤
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Strength Of A Bear And Heart (And Hair) Of A Lion!
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I’ve Got You ☺️
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In The Words Of Terence Trent D’arby… ‘Let’s Dance Lil Sister’ 🖤🖤
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#Sisters #Family
Another Classic Make.
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The Box Handbag In Tan. 
I’ve Kept This Style In My Collection For A Few Years Now, Really Popular.
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It’s An Easy Wear, Classic Style Handbag.
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#Handbagaddict #Brightonmakers #Bagmaker #Vegtan #Sustainablefashion #Honestskin #Traceable #Slowmade #Slowfashion #Madetolast #Handcrafted #Leathercraft #Heritagestyle #Consciousconsumer #Sussexbusiness #Shoplocal
Selsey Saddle Bag.
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Really Soft, Textured, Vegetable Tanned Leather.
A Classic Style, Perfect Everyday Bag.
A Stunning Patina Forms With Time And Wear Always.
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#Bagmaker #Ethicalfashion #Sustainablefashion #Traceable #Honestskin #Madebyhand #Bagmaker #Sussexbusiness #Consciouscloset #Buyoncebuywell #Vegtan #Patina #Smallbizuk
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Another Great Belt Bag Review. 
Thank You Amy 🙏
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It Is My Most Popular Bag To Date.
Compact And Versatile, Worn Across Body Or Round The Waist.
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All Year Round Essential Accessory.
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#Vegtan #Beltbag #Leatherbags #Creativewomen #Slowmade #Sustainablebrand #Buybritish #Madeinuk #Smallbatch #Leatherbags #Bagmaker #Madelocal #Shopsmallonline #Shopindependent #Madetolast #Womenssustainablefashion #Sustainableluxury #Buyoncebuywell #Traceable #Honestskin #Italianleather #Wardrobestaple #Elegantstyle #Circularfashion #Vegtan #Patina #Handcrafter #Leatherartisan #Brighton #Consciuosluxury
Finally Got My Teeth Into Some Practical Work Yesterday.
Feels So Good To Be Making Again 😬
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I’m So So Pleased With This Light Weight Vegetable Tanned Leather.
I’ve Been Searching For Something That Has A Softer Handle Which Is Tricky For Veg Tan As The Chemicals In Chrome Leathers Help To Soften It.
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But This Works Perfectly! Light Weight, Strong And Holds Its Shape.
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#Todaysmake #Workshop #Toolsofthetrade #Leatherbags #Brighton #Shopindependent #Smallbizowner #Vegtan #Consciouscloset #Winterwardrobe #Leather #Bagmaker #Traceable #Honestskin #Sustainablefashion
Thank You Cornwall You Were A Delight 🖤
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Finally Got Some Much Needed Family Time.
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Sorry For The Radio Silence, But Taking A Complete Break From Socials, Emails And Calls Was A Perfect Reset.
Couldn’t Commend It Highly Enough, A Brain Break Was Needed More Than I Realised. 
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Like My Last Pic Says ’Love Yourself!’
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Hoping All Of You Have Had Some Reset Time This Summer?
Now Back To It! Schools Are Back And So Am I!!
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Let’s Do This Peeps.
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#Reset #Summerbreak #Loveyourself #Brainbreak #Mentalhealthcheck #Stopandlookaround #Cornwall

At Paula Kirkwood, we create timeless luxury leather goods, sustainably handcrafted to the highest quality.

Our contemporary minimalist sensibility is at the centre of every piece. We prioritise slow fashion and craftsmanship, creating enduring designs that are built to last from our studio in Brighton.

The materials for each handbag and accessory are carefully sourced, using only vegetable tanned leather to lower environmental impact. We continue to innovate through exclusive products and collections created from reclaimed materials.

Our mission is to bring you one-of-a-kind accessories with a story behind every stitch.

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I’m Paula, founder and designer here at Paula Kirkwood.

I’ve worked in fashion and textiles for the past twenty five years and have always placed craftsmanship and environmental ethos at the centre of my practice.

For ten of those years, I worked with Traid, a textile charity that turns clothing waste into funds and resources that reduce environmental impact.

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. This position embedded a sustainable mindset into everything that I create.

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