Our Instructors


Pat Peralta is co-founder, designer, and maker at Soul Flower, Co. She started working with leather in 2012, and has been teaching leather craft since 2014. Resolved to improve on her craft, she received further training in bag construction at the University of Arts, London. She also earned her Masters degree in Entrepreneurship from the Ateneo Graduate School of Business. 



Patty Santos is owner, designer, and crafter at Kuwit Before venturing into leather, she began her bag making journey using wood and old re-purposed books. It wasn't until 2015 that she learned leather crafting through Soul Flower's workshop. Since then, her diligence and background in architecture have allowed her to display fine craftsmanship and precision in making leather bags, mostly out of veg-tanned leather.

Tal de Guzman is the founder and main designer of Risqué. She graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University with a degree in Art Management, but later on took additional courses in Fashion Design from the School of Fashion and the Arts, and Entrepreneurship from The One School.

Migo Morales' educational and professional background is in advertising, but his curiosity towards functional bag design led him to Soul Flower's Basic Leather Crafting workshop in 2018. Since his first class, he showed passion for the craft, and soon after became a leather crafting apprentice. He now has his own brand of practical leather goods, called The Works.


AJ Pangilinan is a professional brand strategist and owner of Sunday Paper Co. Get to know her brand at sundaypaperco.com and see careful curation at work.

Gladys Jose is a Financial Literacy Advocate, conducting various classes on financial planning at CraftMNL. She’s a Forex and stocks trader, and she happens to be an awesome macrame artist at Rope Republic as well! Who says math and art don’t mix well?