Founded with a social and environmental conscience, Padfield crafts the finest leather lifestyle accessories exclusively in England from British leather.
At Padfield we are committed to keeping the rich heritage of British leather tanning and craftsmanship alive. Why do we feel it is important to make this commitment? The United Kingdom used to have over 4,000 tanneries and now there are only 23 remaining (Drapers, 2015). A worrying decline considering the UK and global market for leather accessories is growing. We also feel strongly in being transparent about where we make our accessories, not just calling ourselves Padfield England but being authentically and 100% Made in England.
Owning a Padfield means that you are helping to support a traditional local industry, with the added benefit of not having to wonder about the provenance of your leather accessories.
Hello! I am Loren, the founder of Padfield. Thank you for reading this far, and for taking the time to learn more about our journey. I thought this would be a good opportunity to share with you the meaning behind Padfield.
Padfield is created out of personal experience. Named in memory of my father, who built our first family home in Padfield Park when my mother was pregnant with me. We lost him suddenly when I was twelve. Whilst I never got to say goodbye he is in my thoughts every day. Padfield represents something authentic that he would be proud of.
With our increasingly complex and busy lives I wanted to create something honest, sustainable and nostalgic. Padfield celebrates our rich British heritage of farming, tanning and craftsmanship, whilst embracing and providing solutions for the demands of modern life. More about our values here.
After a decade of working in the leather goods sector, and several years in development, the first Padfield collection was launched in late 2018. Our capsule of lifestyle essentials includes tote bags, purses, and unisex tech covers, card holders, wash bags, cosmetic and zip pouches. In an age of fast fashion Padfield accessories are timeless. The Padfield collection will continue to evolve slowly, as we introduce new key pieces and colours that provide elegant solutions to your and our daily lives. If there is an accessory you would love to see us introduce, please do get in touch!
I hope you will decide to join the Padfield family. Help us keep you updated with news and product arrivals by following us on Instagram @Padfield.England, and by signing up to receive our newsletter below. The good news… we are so busy looking after our customers, refining our designs and spending time with our local suppliers that we will not inundate your inbox or your Instagram. Saying that, we are always happy to hear from you, so please do get in touch with any questions or requests.
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