Its motto is Corio et Arte. (Leather and Art.)
Its area of coverage is leather industries. Cordwainers were workers in fine leather All fine leather makers, including Glovers and Girdlers, were originally classified as Cordwainers; however, the term eventually came to refer only to fine leather footwear, including boots. Other leather-related Livery Companies, which enjoy close relations with the Cordwainers include the Worshipful Company of Curriers, Worshipful Company of Leathersellers, Worshipful Company of Saddlers, and Worshipful Company of Tallow Chandlers.
The Cordwainers' Company, received the right to regulate City trade in 1272 received a Royal Charter of incorporation in 1439.
Its hall is c/o Clothworkers' Hall, Dunster Court, Mincing Lane, London EC3R 7AH.