Authentic British Craftsmanship • Luxury Quality • Sustainably Made • Fairly Priced
(Oh, and we plant trees… more on that later)
Padfield handcrafts leather lifestyle accessories exclusively in England from British tanned leather. Designed in London the Padfield collection of tote bags and small leather accessories are timeless solutions for busy modern lives. Founded to be sustainable and purposeful Padfield is committed to keeping Britain’s rich heritage of craftsmanship alive. Why is this important?
With the UK and global market for leather accessories growing you would expect British leather tanning to be thriving. Sadly this is not the case. The number of UK tanneries has declined from 4,000 to just 23*. Why such a significant decline in a growing market… simply put it is cheaper for British brands to source and make abroad.
At Padfield we believe that sourcing and crafting locally is the most sustainable option. We are happy to make less profit to craft exclusively from British tanned leather, support British craftsmanship and British jobs, and to give our customers excellent value. With strong family ties to British farming Padfield also feels passionately about being authentically connected to local communities; not just calling ourselves Padfield England but by crafting our accessories from start-to-finish at home in England.
By owning a Padfield you will not only own a beautiful British made accessory, you are helping to support traditional British industry. With the added benefit of not having to wonder how and where your leather accessories were made. We believe this is true British luxury.