PADFIELD is an independent British luxury leather goods company, launched in late 2018 by British accessories designer Loren Taylor.
Founded with a social and environmental conscience.
Loren started designing and sewing handbags whilst at university in Scotland. Reading a Human Biology degree, with the intention of pursuing a career in Medicine, Loren never expected her love of design to lead her life down an entirely different path. But it did. Loren recalls the first time she saw a student carrying one of her handheld clutch bags at an event, and seeing her bags on the catwalk during a University of St Andrews charity fashion show, it was a thrill that had her hooked and she has been designing ever since.
In 2016, after a decade of working in the leather goods sector and having watched the majority of her favourite British brands move their sourcing and production abroad, Loren founded PADFIELD. A homegrown independent British leather company, committed to crafting authentic British luxury leather accessories exclusively in England and from British leather.
After two years in development the first PADFIELD collection was ready. Launched in late 2018, the collection is a capsule of lifestyle essentials, including tote bags, purses, tech covers, cardholders, wash bags, cosmetic and zip pouches.
Whilst PADFIELD might not be the largest maker of leather goods in England, we are proud to say that we exclusively make all of our leather goods at home in England. A transparency that lets us and our customers sleep well at night.
“I founded PADFIELD as I wanted to buy from a brand that celebrates British leathers and English craftsmanship. A luxury brand transparent in answering Where, How and Who made every single accessory. In an age of fast fashion, I believe that we need to buy less and buy better. Part of the PADFIELD values are our commitment to being environmentally and socially responsible. We are working on an initiative that will give back to our environment and local community, we cannot wait to share this with you.” Loren Taylor, Founder and Designer.
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