We focus on traditional handcrafted skills, attention to detail whilst still giving a timeless modern feel. Inspired by functional design and structural shapes, we enjoy working with people that understand skilled craftsmanship.
Our leather is Chrome free and although a more expensive and longer process it is a more sustainable method of producing leather. Veg tan leather is free from harmful chemicals such as Chromium and heavy metals, using mimosa and plant extracts instead, finished with oils and waxes which results in its patina becoming more beautiful as it ages. We work with a traditional Veg tan leather tannery in Italy that have produced this type of leather for over fifty years, it can take up to four/six weeks to produce our leather, but we think it is worth the wait. We use organic cotton fully certified by the European Eco Label for our lining material, safer for the farmers and the environment. Recycled leather is used as a structural support for some of the internal areas of our bags this is made from off cuts of scrap leather, sourced from Portugal where we produce our Accessories. For us it is important that the materials reflect the quality and craftsmanship throughout its process to create a well-made product.
The Black Friday “deals” seem to get longer each year, with Black Friday no longer considered a day of deals, but a week. We consider ourselves to be a sustainable business, and have spent some time to reflect this in the way we make our products and the way we work with suppliers. These strong values are what started the business, based on our own values and experience of working in the industry. We consider Black Friday to be unsustainable for most businesses, even more so this year with the current crisis where a lot of companies are struggling. As a small business we think it is important that we stand by our values and so we hope that you understand our reasons for not joining, “Black Friday.”
One of our lovely stockists recently launched her campaign, called, "I dream of Sacha", this collection is inspired by the 1970's. We are in love with this amazing dress and can imagine wearing this out for dinner, one day soon. All the pieces are handmade by Amanda herself, unique and made to measure. You can visit the store on 27 All Saints Road or view it here online at www.amandathompsoncouture.co.uk
Photographer: Abi Campbell Stylist: Tracey Jacob