Quality over Quantity
Padfield crafts in response to demand, which reflects our respect for the raw materials we use and the skill of our artisans.
Favouring sophisticated styles in timeless colours, we create pieces that will be as relevant tomorrow as they are today.
We believe that sustainability is both social and environmental.
It is the whole picture that must be considered:
- How and from what are the items made
- Where are the items made (does this extend across the entire product offer)
- Who is making the items and in what are their working conditions like
How: Padfield crafts responsibly to meet demand. Whenever possible we utilise hides that are a byproduct of British farming that might otherwise go to waste. Padfield leather is tanned in Britain in modernised tanneries to mitigate environmental impact.
Where: The UK is one of just a few countries with A standard ranking for farm animal welfare, alongside Austria, Switzerland and New Zealand (NFU website 2021). Knowing the start of the journey of a Padfield, the origin of the hide we utilise, is just as important to us as the finished product.
Who: Artisans crafting Padfield accessories workin high quality environment British workshops earning fair UK wages.
We care about more than crafting beautiful accessories
Padfield was founded to be more than beautiful British accessories. For every handbag sold Padfield plants a tree in a UK forest. We are proud to be part of regenerating natural British landscapes for our generation and generations to come. Learn more.