CARV embodies the principles of slow fashion - local sourcing and production, artisan handcraft focusing on quality over quantity, and an enviro-ethical approach to business. CARV leather goods are entirely handmade in Britain by Becky, a solo female atelier, using only the finest sustainable vegetable tanned leather. The CARV style re-imagines tradition by combining contemporary minimalist design with heritage materials and artisan hand production.
All CARV leather bags and accessories are handmade in the East London and Devon studios by the CARV founder and leather artisan, Becky Cocker, using traditional hand leatherworking techniques. This means no machines; just a simple palette of hand tools, fingers and a lot of care and attention, meaning each piece is special, and long-lasting. Find out more about the making process here.
CARV helps to empower young women through the Young Women’s Trust - In celebration of International Women’s Day we are announcing funding support for the Young Women’s Trust and are donating £2 from every sale in March to the charity. Read more here.
‘I’m proud to be part of the British crafts movement’ - The life and mindset of CARV’s owner and leather bag maker, Becky Cocker, are discussed in a six-page feature in Psychologies Magazine (October 2018 edition). Read more here
Cosmopolitan highlights CARV's owner, designer and maker, Becky Cocker, as a woman who took the plunge, changed career and hasn't looked back since. Read more here
Marie Claire Fashion Editor, Jess Wood, places CARV amongst 'the best shops on Etsy right now', describing CARV bags as 'handcrafted leather bags with a minimalist, architectural look. If you lust after Celine, love the designs of Manu Atelier, and are after a ‘forever bag’ that will look better as the years go by, these are for you.' Read more here