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Accessories May, 10 2012

The Ashdown Workshop Co. – British Made Leather Goods

A new leather accessories brand based on U.K soil, The Ashdown Workshop is a father and son business located in Sussex. A family run firm whose chief leather worker created Saddles in the 70s for the royal family no less, the brand is keen to make their mark on the handcrafted leather goods market dominated by U.S makers. Britain has a rich history of hide craftsmen going back centuries, however this new wave of simple, stylish, handmade accessories has been slow to take hold in the U.K. Ashdown step forward with a more than convincing range.

Using locally sourced materials, they tell us – “We work with original antique leather tools, no plastic parts or stanley knives here. These superior quality tools and our extensive knowledge in the leather trade allow us to produce products with no use of any kind of machines whatsoever. All of our products are hand-cut and hand-stitched, a technique now rarely used due to the affordable access and speed of modern sewing machines.” Aside from some top notch wallets and belts, check out their paracord keyclips, sure to be a fast seller.

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