Padfield believes that being a British brand must be more than a beautiful British lifestyle image or an office address, it must be about 100% authentic British/English craftsmanship and utilising British materials across the entire collection.
This ethos, along with operating as sustainably as possible, is the key principal on which Padfield was founded.
As part of our #PadfieldGreen initiative, for every handbag sold Padfield plants a tree in a UK forest.
The Padfield collection of British leather handbags - including tote bags, shoulder bags, top handle bags, crossbody bags, clutch bags - and small unisex leather accessories - including purses, wash bags, cosmetic bags, zip pouches, card holder, laptop covers and iPad covers - are inspired by daily life in cosmopolitan London, weekends in the English countryside, and a love of pared back European style.
At Padfield we are committed to keeping our rich heritage of British leather tanning and craftsmanship alive. Why is this important to us?
With the majority of British brands choosing to source their leather and make their accessories abroad, the British leather industry has been declining. The United Kingdom once had over 4,000 tanneries and now there are just 23 remaining (Drapers, 2015). A significant decline considering the UK and global market for leather accessories is growing. We also feel strongly about being authentic. Not just calling ourselves Padfield England but by crafting all of our leather accessories from start-to-finish at home in England.
With ethical and environmental sustainability a major factor in our decision making, sourcing and making locally also means Padfield can be sure that all our artisans are earning fair UK wages and working in high quality environments, whilst keeping our carbon footprint low. Padfield also believes in using NO PLASTIC. To eliminate plastic and throwaway packaging Padfield accessories are dispatched in Made in England recyclable postal boxes. If you opt for the distinctive Padfield made in England Maroon box we hope that you will choose to keep your box, to store your Padfield when not in use, or to store other precious possessions.
Letting our customers speak for us...
'Elegant, functional and British made. I love my Padfield!' Emily, Asset Manager, London UK
'I have just returned from my holiday and absolutely love my laptop case.' Lorraine, Nurse Specialist, Bucks UK
'The leather, the color, the design, and the packaging are just incredibly top class.' Michael, Securities, Boston USA
Find more customer reviews on PadfieldEngland.com