About


PRESERVING THE ART OF FINE LEATHERWORKING

YUSSICO is a leather goods label founded by award winning designer and leather craftsman, Yusuf Osman 

 FROM LAW TO LEATHER

Ironically, Yusuf’s passion for making started whilst reading law at The London School of Economics where he thrived in the extracurricular. He continued to explore his creative side whilst training to be a solicitor. An avid workshop taker, he tried the gamut of crafts and discovered a passion for premium natural materials and a flair for working with his hands

A chance weekend workshop in The Cotswolds introduced Yusuf to the world of traditional British leather craftsmanship and began a quest that has taken Yusuf all over the world to learn from the best and returning home to obsessively hone his skills in his home studio

An all consuming hobby turned into a career when Yusuf moved into his current studio at Cockpit Arts Deptford to pursue leather-working full-time. His work has been exhibited at the Walsall Leather Museum and featured in Crafts Magazine; he has taught leather-working to actor John Malkovich and magician Drummond Money-Coutts and he has worked with brands such as eBay and Jo Malone

Yusuf is the UK's foremost authority on fine saddle-stitched leathergoods. From sketch to final stitch, your piece is conceived and made in-house using the finest cuts of leather and a unique blend of contemporary and traditional techniques

 

THE LEATHERSELLERS' AWARD

In 2021, Yusuf was awarded this prestigious award from The Worshipful Company of Leathersellers' for his signature handbag (coming soon!)

 

YUSSICO is a member of the UK Trade Association for the leather industry that works to promote the interests of this beautifully natural and inherently sustainable material

In the UK traditional crafts are not recognised as either arts nor heritage so fall outside the remit of all current support and promotion bodies. The Heritage Crafts Association is the advocacy body for traditional heritage crafts

WORKSHOPS

A firm believer in the preservation of heritage skills, Yusuf teaches leather working to students at Compass School in Bermondsey which once was the heart of UK's leather trade. Yusuf also runs regular workshops for adults and children at his studio in Deptford and can host at your office or home for corporate events and parties

CONTACT

Commissions, collaboration, consultation, individual tuition and private label work are welcome

I would love to hear from you

YUSSICO
Studio 303, Cockpit Arts
18 - 22 Creekside
Deptford
London
SE8 3DZ

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