Best of British Leather Goods, Bags and Accessories
Leather in the UK has long had an association with high quality and lasting a lifetime. We're celebrating this truly beautiful and sustainable material by bringing you our list of the best British leather goods, bags, and accessories brands.
According to a 2021 survey undertaken by Leather UK, surprisingly, *only 24% of respondents were aware that hides used to make leather are a by-product of the food industry that would otherwise go to waste.
Even more shocking is that 50% said they thought it derives from animals that are raised specifically to make leather. Mis-information, marketing tactics, and the rise of "vegan leather" have all contributed to a bad image of leather, but the UK leather industry is still going strong with 23 tanneries in operation.
You may not know it, but leather is not only easily repairable and recyclable, but also biodegradable, whereas products sold as "vegan leather" are made from plastic and will sit in landfill for centuries.
So why not check out our list of the top 25 leather goods, bags, and accessories brands for something truly lifetime-lasting and sustainable all in one?
Leather experts for over 100 years, Tusting's leather goods are manufactured, crafted, and designed to the highest standards, from hide-to-hand in Britain. Tusting only uses the finest quality leathers for their leather handbags and accessories, processed especially for them by partner tanneries.
The Cambridge Satchel Company
The iconic satchel brand, The Cambridge Satchel Company, handcrafts their leather handbags right here in the UK. Made from 100% leather, they offer a range of satchels from traditional designs to contemporary colours.
Indulge in the ultimate luxury experience with Contrado's bespoke leather bags and accessories. Each bag is carefully crafted in the heart of the UK with meticulous attention to detail, using only the finest materials, including real and vegan leather. Choose from a range of styles, including totes, clutches, backpacks and more, all designed to suit every occasion.
What makes Contrado's bags truly unique is the personal touch of personalisation, with each one printed and handcrafted with your own design, making it truly one-of-a-kind. From bold and vibrant prints to understated elegance, these bespoke bags and accessories are the perfect way to express your individuality and elevate any outfit.
Handmade in Somerset from a range of beautiful leathers, these bags from LUXAC are designed for today's gadget-carrying individual who seek a bag that removes the strain from one over-used shoulder to the comfort of two but without compromising on style.
Jane Hopkinson Bags
Jane Hopkinson Bags is a family-run business in the heart of the English countryside. Their British leather bags cover over thirty designs from small day time and evening bags, across the body bags, satchels, tote bags through to the weekend and travel bags.
Leather Bags and Holdalls
Every Bennett Winch product is handmade in England. Using traditional British skills and the finest materials, they engineer men's leather bags and accessories tailored for the contemporary world.
Barnes and Moore Leatherworks
Passionate about the details, Barnes and Moore Leatherworks offer high-quality men's leather goods and bags, with an emphasis on function and simplicity. All of their leather goods are hand made in England, using both their own workshop, and individual highly skilled artisans they partner with.
Chapman designs and manufactures leather bags, luggage, and accessories. Their range and capabilities include Men's and Women's styles including shoulder bags, handbags, totes, rucksacks, and luggage, as well as industrial bags and covers.
Billy Tannery offers a collection of UK leather bags and accessories made using goatskins leftover from the food industry that are thrown away or burned each year.
Building on centuries of local leather knowledge, the brand opened their own small-batch tannery to celebrate the exceptional material.
Custom Leather Goods
Ottely is a small, bespoke leather goods workshop based in Gloucestershire. Everything they make is designed and handcrafted in their studio. They use both traditional and modern techniques to create items that have a timeless elegance and are made to last.
Steph Rubbo Saddlery
Steph Rubbo Saddlery specialises in making beautiful, durable, bespoke leather goods, using traditional saddlery tools and techniques. Their range of products includes briefcases, satchels, handbags, laptop sleeves, belts, card holders, watch straps, pet collars and leads, as well as bridles and saddles, all created with the highest quality craftsmanship.
Exclusive to HebTroCo by blacksmith and leather craftsman Alex Maughan. Each buckle is made by hand, tool and fire individually in his forge, before fixing it to the hand cut straps. One at a time production. Nothing off the shelf. Just true raw materials bought in and manufactured in Hereford.
Denura is a UK based, family-owned business, manufacturing and distributing premium, hand-finished leather belts and fashion accessories. Each belt is handcrafted by their in-house artisans in London, which gives them complete control over the manufacturing process, thus allowing them to keep the production values high.
Offering a 'Functional Luxury' range for the distinguished gentleman, the smooth Italian leather glasses cases and key fobs are adorned with Geoff Stocker's bold designs, making them the perfect gift options.
Simple and distinctive, casual but elegant, practical and pleasurable, Tea Green aims to offer a contemporary and individual collection of leather handbags, purses, accessories and more.
Leather artisan, handmade quality leather accessories and bespoke leather. With each customer at the heart of their work, Euh Leather make products designed to last a lifetime.