A definitive list of the top 30 British-made bag brands
We’ve put together a list of British-made bags from UK-made brands for every occasion, purpose and size. Our list is brimming with great design, materials and craftsmanship. All made right here in the UK.
On a mission to create objects of ‘soul and purpose’, Bennett Winch is known for fusing a timeless, understated aesthetic with truly innovative product design. British-made using traditional techniques and the highest quality materials, their luggage and accessories are aimed at a new breed of discerning minimalists; those who understand that if you buy well you need only buy once.
A luxury lifestyle brand offering the finest quality British-made bags. Hyde & Hare ethically source hides to produce one-of-a-kind bags and accessories. Fashion pieces that are timeless, elegant and at an affordable price.
Started by ex-art dealer Toby Thomas, Ottely is a small bespoke leather goods workshop based in Gloucestershire. Everything they make is designed and hand crafted in their studio. They use both traditional and modern techniques to create items that have a timeless elegance and are made to last.
Born from a passion for traditional British fabrics and a respect for old fashioned craftsmanship. Every Hettie accessory is crafted from the finest local materials, by British craftsmen and women, with a passion for hand-craftsmanship.
One of the largest manufacturers of leather luggage in England with over 135 years of experience in the leather industry. Tusting is still an independent, family-run business to this very day.
Padfield is a family run British company, founded to celebrate British leathers and traditional British craftsmanship. To be as sustainable as possible, Padfield crafts locally in response to demand.
Padfield hides are sourced from British and Irish beef and dairy farming, and tanned in England. In choosing to work with a by-product of local farming, and choosing to craft entirely in England, Padfield is proud and committed to keeping Britain’s rich heritage of leather craftsmanship alive.
Founder of AndReal Design, Andrea Benahmed Dijali is a qualified fashion designer, highly experienced and specialised in leather creations. Andrea’s passion for designing handbags and accessories started whilst working first hand with leather materials in 2015. She has been specialising in restoring leather handbags and during this time she started designing her own handbags that were uniquely crafted.
A small family run business designing and handcrafting leather bags and accessories. Nelson Were is a Kenyan born designer who is the creative force behind the brand – he started out making his own clothes, and then followed with designing and making shoes and jewellery to sell, then finally onto bags after moving to the UK.
Handy tote for your everyday essentials; limited edition; handmade from British wool; saddlery leather handles; fully lined in hardy workwear denim; internal pocket. Woven on traditional looms that the iconic Welsh blankets were once woven and handmade in Wales.
Lovingly handmade in the UK from 100% leather, The Cambridge Satchel Company offers a range of satchels from traditional designs to contemporary colours.
Their very first satchel was inspired by traditional British, leather schoolbags from years gone by. They still make satchels but their collection now includes large and small bags and accessories in lots of sizes and styles with many inspired by bags from the past.
A British luxury brand founded with a beautiful purpose: authentic, socially conscious and sustainably minded.
Taylor Yates is a luxury leather brand based in Northern Ireland, founded by Karen and Ellen Yates, a mother daughter duo. Karen and Ellen design luxury leather handbags which are handmade in England using British leather sourced as a by-product of food production. The shapes and colours are inspired by the founder’s surroundings on the North Coast of Ireland, featuring fluid lines and a minimal coastal inspired colour palette.
Bags lovingly made by their family for yours. Annie with Alex, are a mother and daughter collaboration, designing, creating & making contemporary bags that fit into yours and your family’s lifestyle. Their bags are designed with multiple uses, eg their classic waterproof storage bag – designed for your bathroom essentials, or a handbag or use as a beach bag! Reverse it for a different look all together! Hand Made in Hertfordshire.
Cambridge-based business Pedal & Brass designs and creates handmade leather bike bags. From crossbody bags and totes, to boardroom bags and bucket bags, they are all made in the cycle-loving city. Stylish and made to last, these bags are perfect for popping on your bike and taking to work, the pub or wherever your cycling journey takes you!
The best of British craftsmanship and design goes into Owen Barry’s lovingly handmade sheepskin, cowhide and leather handbags, bringing you British-made products suitable for all your daily needs. Browse sumptuous styles and finishes on our range of unique designer handbags: gorgeous backpacks, clutches, cross-body bags, totes and shoulder bags in 100% hand-finished leather, cowhide and sheepskin.
These sustainably made bags from the Scottish Textile Showcase come in a variety of shapes and sizes and are perfect for organising your life on the move. Made from high-quality Harris Tweed, linen, tartan and Borders tweed with a water-resistant lining, these popular bags are part of their sustainable living collection. Made in Edinburgh by a social enterprise.
Originally a manufacturer of fishing and shooting bags, John Chapman makes hand crafted canvas, leather and tweed bags for travel, leisure, business and sporting activities, in Carlisle, Cumbria.
Uniquely combining the elegance of a handbag with the function of a rucksack. Perfect for your iPad or laptop, LUXAC is both beautiful and practical. British made and built to last, LUXAC is the bag you have all been looking for.
Based in the Yorkshire Dales, Glencroft produce products using sheepskin and wool. Their range includes exceptional quality cross-body saddle bags made using thick hide leather, currently available in four colours – green, tan, brown and navy.
Specialising in making beautiful, durable, bespoke leather goods, using traditional saddlery tools and techniques. Steph Rubbo Saddlery’s range of products includes briefcases, satchels, handbags, belts, card holders, pet collars and leads, as well as bridles and saddles, all created with the highest quality craftsmanship.
A premium handbag brand that allows individuality and function in handbags that are both beautiful and timeless.
Design and manufacturing British-made bags mainly for the emergency services and health sector. Openhouse Products also supply a large range of off the shelf bags as well as medical equipment and consumables.
Offering unique designer fabric British-made bags. Umpie Handbags makes handbags, shoulder Bags, hobo Bags, tote Bags and a collection of vegan bags.
Designing and hand making quintessentially English traditional style victorian carpet bags in their Somerset workshop. The brass hardware is made in a British Foundry and the leather is from a local tannery.
From their studio deep in the heart of The New Forest National Park Dear Moon designs and creates a range of goods, handcrafted from the finest leathers.
Simple and distinctive, casual but elegant, practical and pleasurable, Tea Green aims to offer a contemporary and individual collection of handbags, purses and more. Established in 2013, Tea Green is a small design business set up by Frances Bayliss, based in Somerset, England.
Taking beautiful fabrics and turning them into fabulous things. Many of Losana B’s fabrics are rescued, reused, recycled, upcycled, renovated, reinvented, refurbished or remade. They have an ever growing range of standard designs, all of which can be made to order in a variety of fabrics with a range of variations.
Providing their customers with minimal, functional, stylish leather goods for both men and women. All of P.Kirkwood’s pieces are designed and handcrafted at their workshop in Brighton.
A family-run business in the heart of the English countryside. Jane Hopkinson’s British-made bags cover over thirty designs from small day time and evening bags. Including across the body bags, satchels, tote bags through to the weekend and travel bags.
After discovering that not one goatskin left over from the UK food industry was being tanned here, Billy Tannery decided to do something. Tapping into local leather knowledge, the brand built a pioneering microtannery in Leicestershire.
Their sustainable, bark-tanned goat leather now completes the circle from food to leather. Their growing range of leather goods is designed and made in England to celebrate this exceptional material.
Priding themselves in the creation of high quality, innovative hand crafted, British made luggage for the discerning angler.
Cotswold Aquarius also offers a bespoke service for private and corporate customers, enabling them to create unique luggage designs, whatever the application.