Hello again! Thank you for continuing to learn more about Padfield and my journey. Crafting since I was a small child, it was whilst at university in Scotland that I seriously started making and selling accessories.
Half a decade later, unwavering determination, hard work, and a lucky break, lead to retailing a line of leather accessories through John Lewis stores from 2010 to 2013. An amazing experience that allowed me to learn from the best European makers, however the story ‘the reason for being’ always felt incomplete. It lacked authenticity and purpose. I knew that to stay in the industry 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, I knew Padfield would be offering something special. With over a decade of experience, and strong relationships with British artisans, suppliers and communities, Padfield launched in late 2018.