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, a worked for a textile charity that turns clothing waste into funds and resources that reduce environmental impact.

I was head of their in-house studio, 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 to this day.

And now…

I have the joy of creating functional and stylish leather bags just for you!

All the pieces you’ll find on this site are individually designed and handcrafted in my workshop in Brighton, England.

I’ve created each design with the need for simple, stylish functionality without fuss. My specialty is using luxurious Italian vegetable tanned leather and solid brass hardware. High quality and an eye for detail is present in each and every piece.