I’m Mary and i’m obsessed with leatherwork and creating small online businesses. I’ve been living in NYC for 18 years now and I’ve been a maker and a seller of my own handmade goods since 2008.
Over the last decade i’ve created multiple small businesses online, i’ve sold at the biggest craft fairs and i’ve also sold my work to multiple stores and boutiques in New York City.
But let me back up just a little bit and tell you how I got started.
LEARNING TRADITIONAL LEATHERWORK
In 2012 I took a leatherworking workshop from a from a French master leather artisan, who worked at Hermès, the luxury leather company for 14 years before moving to the US and opening her own leather atelier and leatherworking school in San Francisco, CA.
This was an amazing experience that kind of changed my life.
"I fell in love with traditional leatherwork and I also saw a new business opportunity in it and it was all I could think about from then on."
After the workshop I was determined to continue to learn and keep up with my new leather hobby AND to turn it into a business.
So little by little I acquired my set of tools, one by one. These were the same ones that we had used in her workshop in California and the same ones that she had used while working for Hermès.
I’ve since learned that there a great many other tool options that will fit most budgets and that are very suitable for beginners.
STARTING A LEATHER BUSINESS
Over the next few years, I practiced, read and studied up on leathercraft and simultaneously started my leather handbag business. In the beginning I was researching tools, materials, traditional techniques and trying to figure out how I was going to make my new leathercraft hobby into a business.
It was difficult at times to find answers on how to start a leathergoods specific business, so most of the time, the lessons came from my own trial and error. There was a big learning curve that required time, patience and money.
I was spending countless hours reading blogs, listening to podcasts, watching youtube and interacting on Facebook groups.
I was doing everything that I could to find the best answers but the information was often times overwhelming and just wasn't quite what I was looking for because it wasn’t directly related to how to start a leathergoods business.
But finally I started to break through some walls.
I started to put into practice the strategies that other small handmade business owners and leathercrafters are using to get success in their small businesses.
Now, I help talented leathercrafters like you, conquer frustrating no-sales lulls and finally create a profitable leather business that brings in extra income each month.
For you that might mean being able to quit your BORING DAY JOB.
Or it might mean bringing in extra $$ each month to supplement your day job.
But I know one thing for sure…
Being in charge of your own business and income potential is what is going to allow you to create a life that you love.
HOW TO CREATE A PROFITABLE HANDMADE LEATHER BUSINESS
I want to share all of the things that I figured out about running successful businesses over the last decade so I designed my course, Lucrative Leathercraft to do just that.
I want to help you go from “no sales this month” to “I made $$$ this month in my leather business!!”
If you feel lost and can related to these statements...
You're new to starting a leatherworking business and not sure WHERE or HOW to start
You don’t know who your ideal customers are and how to attract them
You don’t know how to promote your amazing leathergoods to your ideal customer
Don't worry. I can help and you are in the right place!
I know that if I was able to get past these hurdles, then certainly so you can you. You just need a good foundation.
If you’re new to starting a leather business and not sure how to get started, just being here is a step in the right direction.
I hope you’ll join me so I can help you create a Lucrative Leathercraft business tailored specifically to your own life goals and dreams.
No matter what anyone else says…You can do this!
KEEP IT SIMPLE AND DON'T OVER COMPLICATE IT.
I can share with you everything that I have learned and spare you countless hours of research and frustration. I can also save you thousands of dollars.
Yes, you read that right.
To date, i’ve spent $15k on courses, programs and masterminds to help me learn up to date marketing methods, how to promote my products and over all how to create and run and profitable business. And this is exactly what I teach in Lucrative Leathercraft, my online 7 week program.
Through my own trial and error came clarity and I would love, love, love to pass this clarity along to you so you don’t have to go through the trial and error!.
HOW I CAN HELP YOU
I'd like to help you bypass the trial and error, save you the time and money and instead get give you the tools and techniques upfront so you know exactly what steps to take to create and build a profitable leather business.
I’m here to help you create a successful leathergoods business and by going from “an expensive hobby” to making consistent sales month after month!
Start now by signing up to watch the free 5x Your Leathergoods workshop video below.