There's a certain sense of expectation & change that comes with the passing of each season, and never ceases to produce fresh inspiration for our work.
The leaves on our tree have been turning into rich tones of red and brown and gold rather late this year in the Western plains. The transition from autumn into the cold of winter has been a time for soaking up the last of the long days unhindered, walking through scattered fallen leaves and the gathering of firewood. It's a season of bringing warmth and colour and layers of natural fibres into our homes, preparing for winter days.
It was time to release our new Essential leather bag, lovingly handcrafted in two classic shades of black and our signature caramel.
We sought to achieve an understated simplicity of bag that focuses on the beauty of the leather that is sourced from Italy and - oh, so very soft to the touch.
This isn't a big handbag with numerous pockets and showy features, rather we wanted something less fussy & uncomplicated - a classic look that would complement any wardrobe and provide just the right amount of room for the favourite essentials we love to carry.
For us, the Essential leather bag is designed to become one of those treasured pieces, a dependable bag for any season. The lining is made from natural linen and the narrow leather strap is simple and adjustable. We love to have the option of lightly slinging across the body or wearing it from the shoulder.
The process of making each Saddler & Co bag involves a careful selection of the best piece of leather for each bag. This takes time, and a personal eye, in order to ensure each bag is unique & beautiful. We then cut from the hide by hand the traditional way before sewing each bag in small batches. The end result is a thoughtful design and feel.
Time to farewell autumn and make plans for winter, while we continue to enjoy the riot of colour for a little while longer.
Love Jemima x
The Saddler & Co Essential Leather Bag is now available to order from our online shop.