A homage
to craft,

to creation of quality,
workmanship

and
creative

innovation.


The Backward Vendor does not rely or look to the current trends, we look to traditional craft, to traditional techniques, to handmade process and design.

Our design concept is rooted in the everyday life; work, leisure, travel history, our world.

We design and create quality handmade leather shoes, bags, garments and homeware using only natural, raw materials.

Our collections are made with the greatest care; with the purpose of guiding, informing and introducing the art of handmade, and the perfect imperfections of leather.

Our studio is situated in Hackney, London, primarily functioning as a showroom and as a leather workshop space.

We use our showroom to display goods for sale all year round, ranging from limited edition shoes displaying special techniques to showpieces, these inspired by various periods of time and occupations.