Thank you for continuing to learn about the Padfield journey. Whilst I have been an avid crafter all my life, it was whilst reading a BSc degree at university in Scotland that I seriously started making and selling handbags.
A decade later, hard work, an unwavering determination, and a lucky break, lead to retailing a line of premium leather accessories through John Lewis department stores. An amazing experience that allowed me to work with, and learn from, some of the best European makers. However, the story (the reason for being) always felt incomplete. It lacked authenticity and purpose. I had to rethink the why – why am I doing this? – and I had to refuse to compromise.
Writing down the ultimate: Authentically British, Quality not Quantity, and Sustainability, I set out to accept nothing less. By combining these with thoughtful design, and good value, we know that Padfield is offering something special. With over a decade of experience, and strong relationships with British artisans, suppliers and communities, Padfield launched in late 2018.