Fashion Accessory Design students awarded funding from The Leathersellers’ Company

Three final year Fashion Accessory Design students have been awarded funds courtesy of The Leathersellers’ Company, an organisation devoted to supporting education and the British leather trade.

Cayleigh Hawkins in the Fashion Accessory Design Studios
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Cayleigh Hawkins in the Fashion Accessory Design Studios

Three final year Fashion Accessory Design students have been awarded funds courtesy of The Leathersellers’ Company, an organisation devoted to supporting education and the British leather trade. Leanne Dodd, Adele Fowler and Cayleigh Hawkins have been recognised as promoting the innovative use of leather in their work.


Cayleigh Hawkins was awarded £3000 towards her final year collection. When asked about her proposal, Cayleigh said: “When I got the email back saying I had been selected for funding, I cried! I was so happy. In my interview I was honest about my intentions to start my own business, and I think they appreciated my ambition.”


Lee Mattocks, course leader for Fashion Accessory Design at NTU, said: “Whether using traditional craft skills or contemporary technology, Cayleigh works extremely hard and will undoubtedly create excellent works in her final year.”


He continued: “The Leathersellers’ Company has been an invaluable source of support in recent years. They have supported our innovative work in leather which has led to excellent student prospects and careers in the industry. We look forward to continuing this relationship over the coming years as we work together on some exciting projects.”


The University would like to thank The Leathersellers' Company for their continued partnership with the Fashion Accessory Design course.

Fashion Accessory Design students awarded funding from The Leathersellers’ Company

Published on 17 February 2017
  • Category: School of Art & Design

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