Leather Satchel Company blends luxury with history

Mon, March 30th, 2015

With their new Stonehenge satchel

The Leather Satchel Company has collaborated with English Heritage to create a traditional bespoke satchel for the iconic Stonehenge monument.

The family-run company, which is the oldest manufacturer of leather satchels in the UK, produced a luxury product reflecting the brand synergy and the remarkable history of the pre-historic settlement.

An exclusive 14-inch Stonehenge satchel was handmade by a team of artisan leather smiths who have been proud members of the British Guild of Master Craftsman for more than 40 years.

Each bag displays an embossed Stonehenge logo and comes in ethically-sourced tan leather and stitched using a blend of cotton and nylon, creating a durable but traditional-looking bag.

Along with silver buckles and rivets, it includes a briefcase handle and long strap for a versatile well finished product. The bag is now on sale in the English Heritage gift shop and online.

Catherine Tucker, Retail Buyer at English Heritage, said:

 “We wanted to create a luxury statement satchel, while collaborating with a great British brand. The product itself is heritage piece, which makes it a real investment in design and quality, and the addition of Stonehenge branding makes it unique.

“Having seen them in the press and online, we knew The Leather Satchel Company was on trend and a British company, which is key to our buying strategy. As a family-run business since the mid-1960s we felt there was a strong brand synergy as they use traditional materials and are committed to traditional craftsmanship.”

Executive Director and Master Craftsman Keith Hanshaw from The Leather Satchel Company, said:

“The Stonehenge project was fascinating and it was a real pleasure to be a part of it.

“This collaboration was the perfect fit, given the amazing heritage surrounding Stonehenge and our own proud history. The outcome was something quite special and there’s a lot of opportunity to do alternative products in the future.”

The product is available now for £145.00.

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