As we bid farewell to 2023, it’s time to reflect on the remarkable journey we’ve had at [Your Company Name], a year filled with significant milestones, challenges, and unforgettable experiences. Join us as we take a stroll down memory lane, highlighting key moments that shaped our year in the world of leatherworking, custom creations, and exciting partnerships.

Investing in Excellence: One of the defining aspects of our 2023 was the strategic investment in new equipment and tools. This decision not only bolstered our craftsmanship but also allowed us to push the boundaries of creativity. Armed with cutting-edge tools, we were poised to take on new challenges and elevate the quality of our creations.

Collaborating with Reedpop Events: Our collaboration with Reedpop Events took our passion for leatherworking to new heights. Running leatherworking workshops as part of their UK MCM Comic Conventions was a thrilling experience. Engaging with enthusiasts and sharing our craft at these iconic events added a dynamic layer to our journey, and we’re grateful for the opportunity to be a part of such prestigious gatherings.

Global Growth and Custom Creations: While our roots remain firmly planted in the UK, the year 2023 witnessed a surge in our international custom base, with notable growth in the USA and Japan. The demand for personalized, one-of-a-kind leather creations skyrocketed, marking a significant shift as custom orders began to surpass regular shop items. This international recognition only fueled our passion for crafting unique pieces that resonated with individuals worldwide.

Fantasy Forrest Event: A Soggy yet Enchanting Affair: One of the highlights of our year was the enchanting Fantasy Forrest event. Despite a rather soggy experience due to an unexpected storm, the event left an indelible mark on our hearts. We were captivated by the unique trinket trading concept, fostering a sense of community and camaraderie that transcended the challenges posed by the weather.

Jules and Jaz getting caught in the storm at Fantasy Forrest!
Big thumbs up from Jaz and our new apprentice, Nox
Couldn't have got through MCM without Katy and Rob!

Our commitment to nurturing talent led us to take on a new apprentice. The addition of fresh perspectives and enthusiasm injected renewed energy into our workshop. Furthermore, we were fortunate to welcome Katy and Rob as valuable additions to our team. Their support at events proved invaluable, contributing to the seamless execution of our workshops and engagements.

Like any journey, 2023 threw some unexpected curve balls our way. Challenges interfered with the day-to-day running of our workshop, testing our resilience. However, thanks to the unwavering support of our loyal customers, we navigated through the storm and emerged stronger. Their trust and encouragement fueled our determination to overcome obstacles and continue doing what we love.

As we close the chapter on 2023, we express our deepest gratitude to everyone who has been a part of our journey. From the growth of our international custom base to the challenges we faced and conquered, each experience has shaped us into the artisans we are today. With excitement and anticipation, we look forward to the adventures that await us in the coming year, confident that our leather creations will continue to find homes in the hearts of enthusiasts around the globe.

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