Leather work and gilding workshop in Paris

leWORKSHOP creates hand-crafted modern leather pieces façonné à Paris with quality finishes, featuring 22 carat gold or silver messages or motifs, and offers personalized in-boutique or event services.


A translator by training, Valérie’s early working years were both fulfilling and exciting. She began her career in a multinational corporation to work on CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) projects where she was promoted on a regular basis before being sent by her employer to work at their London head office.

Back in Paris, she realized office work no longer provided the satisfaction she aspired to. She needed a new challenge. She had long been attracted to leatherwork and decided to look into it.
She entered a course at Ecole Grégoire-Ferrandi (now La Fabrique) where she successfully completed a CAP (vocational training certificate) in July 2010.

Fascinated by the know-how of artisans and by different materials, she completed a CAP in woodworking at the same time, learnt leather sheathing techniques, and recently trained in gilding.

At the end of 2011, Valérie set up her own leather work shop under the brand leWORKSHOP. Her work changes and evolves with each new skill she discovers and develops.


All marketed products can be personalized as per client requests:

  • colour of leather
  • colour of sewing thread
  • Personalization: message, initials, motif, symbol
  • fonts: modern « Baton », classic « Elzevier », hand written, etc. (size: 2.1mm to 10mm)
  • motifs and symbols: Eiffel Tower, hearts, stars, flowers, etc.
  • colour for personalisation: 22-carat golf and silver, as well as colours (blue, green, red, etc.) or simply without film