British bag-makers: Hanson of London
Ever wondered why a hand-made bag is so expensive? This video by Hanson of London shows the work that goes into producing a leather bag by hand
Launched by Aine Hanson in 2012, Hanson of London cut, stitch and finish every bag by hand – a true labour of love. This great video shows the craftsmanship that goes into making a leather bag in their workshop in East London – which helps you to comprehend how labour intensive this type of product really is.
It is great to see a new generation of designers manufacturing products in the UK. Like St Leonards, Esther Porter and A Few Fine Things, Hanson of London are part of a new breed of handbag designer keen to keep their production close to home in order to retain the quality of craftsmanship that Britain is renowned for. By buying a product from one of these designers, rather than a mass-produced item from the high street, you are helping to save the skills that this country has all but lost. Surely that is worth paying a little extra for?
To more information on Hanson of London visit HansonofLondon.com