Stitch Artisan: Newcastle

Stitch Artisan: Newcastle

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Looking for a role within a fast-growing, sustainable fashion business with great career opportunities?

Welcome to The Handbag Clinic.


Our purpose is simple - Preserve the past, whilst mindfully reinvent for the future.

We are the UK’s first and only fully-circular luxury retailer and a leading authority on preloved handbags. We buy, sell, restoreand authenticatesome of most coveted fashion brands including Hermès, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, just to name a few.

And, as we've been the original Handbag Restorer since 2013, we're also the industry go-to for handbag repairs. We're known for our work with well-known department stores, fashion brands as well as celebrities and influencers. We’ve also been featured in Vogue, Glamour, Harpers Bazaar, Cosmopolitan and Grazie.

You can see some of our work here.


It’s no secret that the fashion industry has a sustainability problem. Opting for quality, buying for long-term, and investing wisely has never been so crucial.

We’ve always believed in seeking out quality and investing in pieces that can last a lifetime. And, as master restorers and handbag experts, we’re able to prolong the life cycle of handbags and preserve iconic styles for generations to come. In doing so, we’re able to reduce the amount of waste that ultimately ends up in landfill, building handbags back to their former glory so they can be admired and used again, and again, and again.


As well as being part of a sustainable business that’s changing the world, one handbag at a time, you’ll enjoy an open and friendly culture where everyone is valued and has equal, and unlimited, growth potential.

We also offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • 20 Days Annual Leave, excluding Bank Holidays
  • Annual Bonus Scheme
  • Employee Discounts and Incentives
  • Employee Wellbeing Support Programme
  • Corporate Events


Love being creative and working with your hands? Think you have what it takes to restore rare, vintage and sentimental treasures? Whether it be a simple zip repair, handle replacement, repairs to leather (dog chews are much more common than you’d think), colour touch-ins or even a complete colour change?


This position will involve transforming leather accessories with our specialist range of materials and products. Using existing and built-upon leather stitch practice, you'll carry out a refined list of services direct from our flagship store supporting our larger Clinic in the North East. This will include handcrafting damaged leather pieces and linings to repairing the smallest of loose stitches - ensuring every item is brought back to its former glory.



  • Previous stitch experience
  • Experience hand sewing and use of flatbed machines
  • Pattern cutting


  • Experience working with leather
  • Progressed their studies to degree level, preferably within fashion or textiles
  • Experience of working with a skiving machine

In addition, the right candidate will be:

  • Ambitious
  • Able to work to deadlines
  • Work well under time pressures
  • Comfortable working independently and as part of a team
  • Have an enthusiasm for luxury fashion
  • Have an artistic interest
  • Strong attention to detail

Please note that all applicants, even those with existing stitching experience, will undergo our in-house Training Programme to learn how to deliver on our services and to our high standards.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £22,500.00 per year


  • Company events
  • Store discount


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus scheme

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Newcastle Upon Tyne: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Work Location: In person

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