MMM {label love} Visiting The Factory With Heritage Bag Brand Village England

If you follow my Instagram feed, you will have noticed that I’m a big fan of Village England – a heritage brand that really supports its British roots, providing beautiful bags that work for real life. And I know – my Cranleigh and Newlyn are on pretty much constant rotation. I’ve also mentioned them before here.

Me wearing my Newlyn bag this week. Image: instagram/erica_davies
Me with my Newlyn bag this week (accessorised by Aspinal monogram along with Jigsaw and River Island pom poms).
Image: instagram/erica_davies

Last week they invited me – along with the lovely Julia from Stylonylon – to visit their pop-up in London’s Floral Street and then visit their East London factory to see the SS15 collection being made.

It was fascinating being able to see all those gorgeous finishing touch details being added – and so brilliant that it’s done here in the UK.

Wait until you see the collection for next Spring, there are so many beautiful new colours and even animal prints in the form of snake. It will all be sold online, as well as in House of Fraser and Anthropologie stores.

A huge thank you to Jules and Eddie for a really lovely day.

Here’s my visit in pictures.

The Floral Street pop-up
The Floral Street pop-up

Can't get enough of brown Kraft paper bags
Can’t get enough of brown Kraft paper bags
Beautifully styled in the pop-up
Beautifully styled in the pop-up
Amazing sunshine yellow 'Datchet'
Amazing sunshine yellow ‘Datchet’
New, smaller hardware next season
New, smaller hardware next season
Next season snake - plus lots of leather-working gear
Next season snake – plus lots of leather-working gear
Julia and Eddie, founders of Village England
Julia and Eddie, founders of Village England
Me trying out next season's designs - loved the clashing pinks!
Me trying out next season’s designs – loved the clashing pinks!
Adding rivets to the straps
Adding rivets to the straps
Look at all that fabulous leather
Look at all that fabulous leather
Julia works the room with her Olympus
Julia works the room with her Olympus
Factory with a view - hello Canary Wharf!
Factory with a view – hello Canary Wharf!
A sneak peek at next season's designs
A sneak peek at next season’s designs
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Fixing the hardware

Julia and I showing off our new bags. Julia's is the gorgeous 'Beamish' and mine is a sample that didn't made it to production. Lucky for me!
Julia and I showing off our new bags. Julia’s is the gorgeous ‘Beamish’ and mine is a sample that didn’t made it to production. Lucky for me!

 

 

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