Stallholder Focus: Miller & Jeeves
The Independent Oxford Christmas Market is back this year on 2nd December this year at Turl Street Kitchen in Oxford. We’ve been finding out about our traders over the last few weeks as they tell us about their businesses, why they set them up and what they will be selling at the Market next month.
Today we chat to Liz from Miller & Jeeves.
Tell us about your business.
Miller and Jeeves designs & produces a variety of leather goods from a workshop based in Oxfordshire.
Tell us a bit about yourself, your role and what you enjoy most about your job.
I trained to be a saddler at Capel Manor College – Cordwainers Saddlery studies. From inspiration and concept through to design and creation of the final piece I make all the products for Miller and Jeeves. The most enjoyable part for me is figuring how to get the design from paper to product and overcoming the individual challenges of each piece/design.
Describe the gifts you will be selling at the Independent Oxford Christmas Market.
I will be selling leather and suede keyring, pouches, clutches, belts and bags. All my leather and suede comes from UK and European sources and it is the leather that is the starting point for all my designs. Each unique item comes from the different textures, patterns and colours of each hide.
What’s your favourite product in your range this season?
My favourite is the Foxcombe coin purse in the metallic leathers and suedes because its both practical and aesthetically pleasing.