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Top 28 British-made Bags

A definitive list of the top 28 British-made bags.

We’ve put together a list of British-made bag brands for every occasion, purpose and size. Our list is brimming with great design, materials and craftsmanship. All made right here in the UK.

Bennett Winch

Bennett Winch quality leather bags made in England
Bennett Winch

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.

Annie with Alex

Annie with Alex practical bags
Annie with Alex

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.


Blackshore British made bags

Blackshore is sustainably made British Coastal Clothing from a former Lowestoft net factory. Their range includes a canvas sailor’s duffel bag made from heavy cotton canvas (of the type used for boat covers), waterproofed for maximum practicality.


Hettie British made bags

Hettie was born from a passion for traditional British fabrics and a respect for old fashioned craftsmanship. Made in the UK, every Hettie accessory is crafted from the finest local materials, by British craftsmen and women, with a passion for hand-craftsmanship.

Nelson Were

Nelson Were

Nelson Were are 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.


Ottely British made bags

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.

Padfield England

Padfield England British made bags
Padfield England

Padfield crafts the finest leather accessories in England from British-made leather. With ethical and environmental sustainability a major factor in their decision making, Padfield has partnered with a British tannery to source and tan their leather. Padfield are committed to keeping our rich heritage of British leather tanning and craftsmanship alive.

The Cambridge Satchel Company

The Cambridge Satchel Company
The Cambridge Satchel Company

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. We believe we have something for everyone.

The Welsh Girl

The Welsh Girl

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.


Tusting British made bags

Tusting is one of the largest manufacturers of leather luggage in England with over 135 years of experience in the leather industry. It’s still an independent, family-run business.

Zoe Darling Collections

Zoe Darling British made bags
Zoe Darling

Zoe Darling combine quality, aesthetics and usability. By creating products with high quality components they believe Zoe Darling pieces will, over time, develop character and condition becoming trusted investment pieces for owners.

AndReal Design

AndReal Design

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. 

Billy Tannery

BIlly Tannery Leather bag
Billy Tannery

Billy Tannery is a new kind of leather company. After discovering that not one goatskin left over from the UK food industry was being tanned here, we decided to do something. Tapping into local leather knowledge we built a pioneering microtannery in Leicestershire and our sustainable, bark-tanned goat leather now completes the circle from food to leather. Our growing range of leather goods is designed and made in England to celebrate this exceptional material.

Carpet Bags of England

Carpet Bags of England British made bags
Carpet Bags of England

Carpet Bags of England design and handmake quintessentially English traditional style victorian carpet bags in their own Somerset workshop. The brass hardware is made in a British Foundry and the leather is from a local tannery.

Dear Moon

Dear Moon British made bags
Dear Moon

Dear Moon creates unique and desirable products from the finest of materials. From their studio deep in the heart of The New Forest National Park they design and create a range of goods, handcrafted from the finest leathers.


Glencroft, leather bags, made in the uk

Glencroft are a brand of sheepskin and wool countrywear based in the Yorkshire Dales.  Their range includes exceptional quality cross-body saddle bags made using thick hide leather, currently available in four colours – green, tan, brown and navy.

Hyde & Hare

Hyde & Hare British made bags
Hyde & Hare

Hyde & Hare is a luxury lifestyle brand offering the finest quality, ethically sourced hides to produce one-of-a-kind bags and accessories; fashion pieces that are timeless, elegant and at an affordable price.

Jane Hopkinson Bags

Jane Hopkinson British made bags
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.

Losana B

Losana B British made bags
Losana B

Losana B take beautiful fabrics and turn them into fabulous things. Many of their 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.


Luxac British made bags

Luxac uniquely combines 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.

Openhouse Products

Open House British made bags
Open House

Openhouse Products design and manufacture bags mainly for the emergency services and health sector, however our product range doesn’t stop there. We also supply a large range of off the shelf bags as well as medical equipment and consumables.

P. Kirkwood

P. Kirkwood British made bags
P. Kirkwood

P Kirkwood’s aim is to provide their customers with minimal, functional, stylish leather goods for both men and women. All pieces are designed and handcrafted in house at their workshop in Brighton.

Sarah Haran

Sarah Haran British made bags
Sarah Haran

A premium handbag brand that allows individuality and function in handbags that are both beautiful and timeless.

Steph Rubbo Saddlery

Steph Rubbo British made bags
Steph Rubbo

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, belts, card holders, pet collars and leads, as well as bridles and saddles, all created with the highest quality craftsmanship.

Tea Green

Tea Green British made bags
Tea Green

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.

Umpie Handbags

Umpie Handbags British made bags
Umpie Handbags

Umpie Handbags make unique designer fabric handbags here in the UK. Their range includes handbags, shoulder Bags, Hobo Bags, Tote Bags and a collection of Vegan bags.

Chapman Bags

Chapman Bags, british-made,
Chapman Bags

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.

Cotswold Aquarius

Cotswold Aquarius British made bags
Cotswold Aquarius

Cotswold Aquarius pride 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.



  1. Ag'e-mes on July 11, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    Hi Guys!
    Really sad our Brand Ag’e-mes missed out on this post!
    We support and promote the Made in Britain philosophy. In fact, 100% of the materials and labour that go into our bags are sourced from right here in the British Isles. Our relationship with our suppliers is everything. It ensures quality and provenance is maintained to the very last stitch – and guarantees our authenticity.


    • Emma on January 15, 2018 at 1:24 pm

      Please help me!!! I have this designer leather handbag that I have no idea who it’s by!!! It’s really bugging me not knowing how much this costs and why I can’t find the brand online….. please help!

  2. charles ross on July 23, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    No Trakke.co.uk, despite it being recognised as both original & popular by sources like Carryology – shame. Style can be practical as well…

  3. Marjorie on July 26, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    Beautiful range of designs and images. Haven’t heard the term carpet bags in a long time. Pretty funky

  4. Jane Robinson on August 25, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    The Vintage Satchel Company in Belfast has been making satchels since 1962 and makes a range of women’s and men’s leather bags, not just satchels. It is a social enterprise employing and supporting disabled people.

    • Alex on July 11, 2019 at 11:39 am

      Does anyone know if this company still operates? The website is still working but they’ve made no recent social media postings and haven’t responded to enquiries via the website or social media. It’s a shame as they ticked a lot of boxes for the sort of company I’d like to buy products from.

  5. Douglas Sanders on October 6, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    we make custom bags and purses of all shapes and sizes in the Scotland with British leather

  6. ellyie on November 13, 2017 at 7:07 am

    it’s verry cool these bags

  7. georgia on January 17, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    wyatt and jack, an Isle of Wight based brand, making bags from up cycled bouncy castles and deckchair canvases

  8. Becky on April 10, 2018 at 1:19 am

    Just loving my new tote from the fabulous York based Morgan + Wells.

    • Naomi on May 5, 2020 at 4:11 pm

      Ohhhh thank you Becky – I’ve only just seen this and I’m so glad you love it! I make everything with my two hands, our goods are hand cut, hand stitched and hand finished with beeswax and elbow grease! We use the finest UK sourced veg tanned leather and solid brass from the last remaining Brass foundry here in the UK so we strongly support the Make it British ethos. http://www.morganandwells.co.uk for more info.

  9. GDecamillo on June 21, 2018 at 3:31 pm

    We are a online design brand based in London and have developed a range of bags.
    We are looking for a leather bag manufacturers based in the UK, with small production runs.
    We have been trying to find suitable companies but have had great difficulty.
    Preferably we would like a radius of daily return travel distance for factory visits from London.
    We are aware of places based in the Midlands, Northampton and Somerset but not specific company names/details so are unable to contact any.
    Best Regards GDeCamillo

  10. Heather williams on October 13, 2018 at 7:59 am

    I am looking for quality leather goods that are sourced ethically in Britain. Not only am I searching for quality products but I need to know that the leather is obtained free from cruelty. The source of leather is obviously from an animal skin. How much is known about the animals before slaughter? Much leather especially imported leather has been sourced from equines i.e. horses and donkeys. As a consumer (and I hope a representative of the general public) , I would like to see traceability in the same way as good restaurants have traceability of the meat on their menu.

    • Lolly on October 12, 2020 at 4:13 pm

      That’s an oxymoron as no animal product is free from cruelty!

  11. Clare McCammont on September 23, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    Good list but where’s Marlborough of England? They usually exhibit at Make it British.

  12. Tracy King on September 24, 2019 at 1:16 pm

    Dear Moon’s bags are beautifully made. Top quality leather and a quirky colour combinations. I love them. x

  13. Steve Phillipson on October 25, 2020 at 3:52 pm

    For everything “one off” try http://www.Barkandbanter.net
    Our dogs have b both got collars from Caz and my wife has 2 of her bags, exceptional.

  14. Tau Leather on November 4, 2020 at 6:11 am

    Interesting stuff to read. Good job and thanks for sharing such a good blog.

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