Tuesday, 13 September 2011

The Saddle Messenger is released

The new Saddle messenger bag
Well, here's the all new and all singing Saddle messenger. It's made from Italian moleskin and lined with Italian cotton twill. There are two exterior pockets beneath the flap to keep things close to hand and inside there are an another two pockets for your cellphone, ipod, and a trigger clip for your keys.

Currently available in charcoal only, but can be made in cranberry, fern or dove grey.


Sunday, 11 September 2011

The Windeymoor Interview

The friendly Jonnie Estes approached me recently for an interview on her windeymoor site. To learn a bit more about where I came from and where I'm going to, then you can take a look at the windeymoor interview. Thanks Jonnie.

Friday, 9 September 2011

Chestnut for the messenger

The chestnut messenger
Another colour has been added to the messenger range... Chestnut. It's a beautiful brushed cotton twill with a slightly vintage feel. It's fully lined with beige cotton sateen, and features two interior pockets, trigger clip, and an adjustable strap.

Fully interlined with British heavyweight canvas (stitched inside) it makes a solid, yet not bulky or cumbersome modern messenger.

The messenger is also available in dark brown waxed canvas, stone, fern, black, plum, pewter (limited stock) and sand beige (very limited stock).

Feel free to take a closer look at the chestnut messenger.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

A sneak preview - The Saddle messenger

The Saddle messenger - detail shot

Here's a sneak preview of my newest design that will soon be available in my shop. It follows on from my saddle pouch design, but takes the form of a unisex messenger. The first to be released is the Saddle messenger in charcoal Italian moleskin, but there will certainly be more to follow.

I won't go into great detail about it yet, but I'm so excited by it that I had to mention it as I have finally gotten around to get the design finished.

The Saddle messenger with flap opened and the front pockets visible beneath

A close-up shot of the detail of strap attachment and reinforcement

The soon to be released - Saddle messenger

I will bring more news about it once it is available in my shop.

Monday, 5 September 2011

British Waxed Canvas now in store

Minus messenger bag in British waxed canvas

I'm so excited and proud to be able to introduce a beautiful waxed canvas fabric to my store. Why I'm so proud of it, is that it is Made in Great Britain. As you may or may not know, the British manufacturing industry has been in freefall with a steady decline since the early 80s. It feels like everything is now made overseas and usually to a cheaper and inferior quality.

I feel saddened that so much has gone, never to return, but at least British waxed canvas still has a world leader. The waxed canvas that I use and hope to expand, is made in Great Britain by a family owned and run business. They've been in the waxed canvas industry for many family generations and truly are experts in their field.

Waxed canvas is so perfect and very versatile. It is naturally water resistant and fully breathable, and most important extremely eco friendly and made from 100% cotton. Easy to clean and sooooo durable, the more you use it the better it seems to get.

You can see the waxed canvas messenger in my shop for a closer look.