Bas and Lokes/Part-time

Sydney - Southern Suburbs & Sutherland Shire

Posted 29 Jul 2020

Closes 28 Aug 2020

Are you passionate about working with your hands to create bespoke goods in a positive and energetic environment? Would you love to work in a creative workspace with two other talented artisans who thrive on developing new skills and expanding their knowledge? If working with an Australian company which is known and loved worldwide appeals to you, read on.

About Us

We are Bas and Lokes. Our range of bespoke, artisanal small leather goods are sought out by collectors from New York to Paddington. We are best known for our meticulously handcrafted, high-end watch straps. Watch lovers from all corners of the globe come to us to purchase the perfect straps that complement their timepieces. We’ve been doing what we do for over ten years and we take great pride in the quality of our goods, the way they enhance our customers’ lives as well as the community we have created.

We are a team of two women looking for the right person to join us. This could be an exciting job with a vast opportunity for growth. Bas and Lokes is a place with a culture that attracts people who want to be hands on, who take pride in their work and who are willing to help continue making a difference in our customers’ lives. 

We are always experimenting with the way we do things and looking for better ways to achieve our goals. We work with a growth mindset and we relentlessly search for higher efficiency and productivity.

About You

You will learn a range of skills that will enable you to handcraft beautiful leather goods with exceptional details and finishing. We will train you craft primarily our bespoke leather watch straps, and also make wallets, pouches and other accessories. 

We employ a mix of traditional crafting techniques with some modern ones. You will learn the essential skill of hand saddle stitching and machine sewing, using fine hand tools with precision for cutting leather, piercing holes, and selecting the perfect pieces of leather to create each product among other things.

No experience necessary, but you must possess these necessary skills 

Highly organised and able to work independently 

Fast learner able to work at a swift pace to help us stay on schedule

Respectful and supportive of our high quality standards

Have a desire to create flawless products

Meticulous and attentive to detail

Excellent close-up vision and hand to eye coordination

Switched on individual able to recognise problems and help find solutions 

Ability to manage projects and follow them through to completion, prioritising and pushing things forward yourself, but calling on support when needed

We are not just looking for someone based on their skills and expertise, it is also desirable that you are:

Positive, energetic, and have an enthusiastic personality

Highly dependable, reliable and on time 

Have experience working with your hands whether it’s making your own clothes, woodworking, sewing, designing, etc

Must be willing to continue to learn new things and develop yourself in this field

Be willing to cross train and try new things and take on new weekly challenges

Must be adaptable to change

Patient with learning

Location and hours 

We are based in a beautiful new warehouse space in the vibrant and buzzing Taren Point area on Bay Road. We are also a few minutes drive from Cronulla. 

This is a part-time role wth the potential for full-time within a few months as you improve and our business grows. Starting three days a week from 8am – 4pm, Tuesday to Thursday. Our space is fun, passionate, and positive, there’s always good music playing and a tiny mini brown poodle around for pats. 

To apply

Go to our website and get a feel for our work and what we do. Read our about us page. If you think you could bring something remarkable to this role please send us an email with an introduction and your resume to