Whilst looking for factories manufacturing leather goods in the UK I have come across some fantastic brands. One of these great companies, who are keen to support UK manufacturing, is St Leonards.
Based in, you guessed it, St Leonards, this design company produce traditional-looking, yet stylish, leather bags for both men and women. All of their products are made in England by skilled craftsmen using fine quality bridal leathers which age gracefully over time. A St Leonards bag is the sort of product that will grow more beautiful the longer you own it.
A personal favourite is the Pevesney Tote (shown below), which is roomy enough to carry a laptop and made from unlined veg tan leather. This bag is built to last!
Another great style is the Mercatoria Satchel, which could be used by either a man or woman, and looks much more British than it’s name implies.
St Leonards are really careful about choosing only the best leathers and they want you to enjoy your British made bag for as long as possible, so to that end they also sell a lovely leather cream to help nourish your beloved new accessory.