Sunday, 6 May 2012

In Leather I Tust

On Friday, I was fortunate enough to visit the Tusting warehouse so see how they make their amazingly beautiful leather goods. I have been a fan of Tusting's incredible handbags for a while now, so I was extra excited to see how they are made.

As I have mentioned before, Tusting is over 130 years old and is a family run business. They're the second largest manufacturer in the UK, and each of their beautiful bags are lovingly made by a team of dedicated and skilled leatherworkers. Tusting pride themselves on using the finest quality leather for all of their goods, and this quality and attention to detail explains why they have been around for so long and why their bags are so covertable!

The whole day was so much fun. Not only was I in brilliant company surrounded by so many great bloggers, but the Tusting warehouse is, quite simply, a dream factory. I wish I could put into words how wonderful and intoxicating the rich aroma of leather is and how buttery soft each piece feels to touch, but hopefully these pictures will give you a rough idea of how amazing the whole experience was. For even more photos, visit the Swell Vintage Facebook page.

The whole gang! 
From left to right: Poppy of What I Wore Today, Lucy of Snippets of Shiny Thoughts, Jackie of Platform Princess, Becky from Push PR, Louisa of Lust & Found Magazine, Gillian of Tusting, Sarah-Hayley of Sarah-Hayley Owen, Ella of Coco's Tea Party, Matthew of Filep Motwary, Charlie of Girl a la Mode, Fiona of Save Our Shoes, Kit of Style Slicker and William Tusting

Thank you to Gillian and William Tusting for having us and for giving us a glimpse into your magical world, and Push PR for organising the trip! It was truly a great day and I can't wait for the day I own a Tusting bag of my very own.

Much love,

Swell Vintage