Started by ex-art dealer Toby Thomas, Ottely is a small bespoke leather goods workshop based in Gloucestershire. Everything we make is designed and hand crafted in our studio. We use both traditional and modern techniques to create items that have a timeless elegance and are made to last.
We use the finest leathers to make handbags, belts and small leather goods such as wallets and iPad cases, but we are not limited by that - past commissions have ranged from sandals to luggage straps for vintage cars and motorcycles and props for films. We also work on prototypes and product design and welcome collaborations with other artists and artisans.
In addition to our bespoke work we also undertake short run white label production of leather goods. We have worked with a wide range of clients from large advertising agencies, international hotel chains and film production companies through to local clothing brands who wanted to add leather goods to their range.
Each item is individually constructed and finished in our fully equipped workshop. We offer both hand and machine stitching.
All our products are made in our studio in Gloucestershire.
We source as much as we can from England, but where we cannot, we use leathers from the finest tanneries in Europe and America and fittings from the best foundries.