Our Hide Purse Making Kit
Sit down, turn off from our ever active screens, open your senses, smell the summer swallows swooping by the cows, feel the delight in handling real materials, revel in its construction, use it with pride and tell the story it deserves.
We have worked with the inspiring team at Green Shoes, local to us in Mortonhampstead, to create our hairy hide purse kits. Green Shoes was started in 1981 by a group of women who were passionate about hand making strong, beautiful shoes that would last for years. Ethical production remains at the heart of their business philosophy and everything at Green Shoes is hand made from the finest materials in their Devon workshop. Alison Hastie, Green Shoes founder and creative director says ‘At last, after 40 years of shoemaking, it is lovely to be using local Devon leather’.
The kit is hand prepared and as well as a sumptuous piece of hairy hide from Taw River Dairy, it contains discarded leather pieces from the traditional shoe making process at Green Shoes, enabling you to make something eye-catching whilst reducing what might have otherwise been thrown away. Even the cellophane packaging is biodegradable!
An enjoyable gift, or a gratifying project for yourself, either way this kit allows the owner a rewarding way to get hands on with sustainability.