Seoul-born, London based leather artisan, Herin Hong, makes lifestyle leather goods at Mollum Vellum. She developed her collections after intensive training from a handbag designer in Seoul. Her work reflects the minimalistic design associated with Korean traditions and tries to provide a distraction from busy urban life by creating simple aesthetic products.
Slow, traditional practice led her to focus on details of the product. She believes in the quality of making simple and plain products which last longer. She experiments leathers and handcrafting processes.
She specialises in handbag design, pattern cutting, sample making and traditional practices including hand-stitching. She teaches workshops in her Craft Central studio.