The Backward Vendor is a reflection on traditional leather techniques and methods that are not as widely used as they once were, often disregarded to the convenience of mass production. It is a reflection of cultural and traditional heritage, and a homage to traditional craft. The backward vendor handcraft leather homeware, garments, Goodyear Welted shoes, and bags; inspired by the traditional, the functional and the utilitarian. The Backward Vendor’s design concept is firmly rooted in surroundings; people, daily life, nature and the environment. The backward vendor uses natural raw materials and neutral tones to emphasise this environmental consciousness.