|Leather Goods Designer
Leather goods designers develop new styles and products for the leather goods production industry. This could include handbags and other luggage items, belts, clothing, saddles and saddlery.
Leather goods designers may…
Leather goods designers may work individually or as part of a team for a manufacturer. Some designers may establish their own small business offering hand made individually crafted leather items. Business success in leather goods, like all enterprises, depends as much on sales skills and customer service as on craft skills, and therefore some business skills training might be of benefit. There can also be considerable costs involved.
Whilst you might become a leather goods designer without any formal training or qualifications, in many cases an employer will require you to have completed a qualification. Leather goods designers usually require a Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology. You can enter at this level or progress from production occupations up through Certificates I – IV to the Diploma. Of course, with further training and experience you can continue to progress along a career pathway that could see you in many senior management positions.
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