I know some of you have been waiting a long time for the BAA Bag to be launched and good things come to those who wait!
A local collaboration…
I met Fran Smyth many years ago when I was exploring my new hometown of Ruthin in North Wales. She has a gorgeous little olde worlde leather shop which smells divine and is filled with belts, keyrings, dog collars and…bags.
I very quickly became a regular customer and the owner of several of her bags which are such amazing quality I knew we had to collaborate.
In 1985 the excellent teachers emigrated to warmer climes and Fran inherited their wonderful collection of traditional tools. Good fortune struck and a workshop became available in Clwyd St, Ruthin.
Hideaway was born in 1986 and with much encouragement, many craft and design shows were attended far and wide and much was learnt.
A happy customer…
Over the years a huge variety of goods have been made by hand-as the worn out stanley knife and equally worn out leatherworker will attest to! Many bespoke items of all sorts and each one made adds to the knowledge of the leatherworker.
Now you can see why Fran was the obvious choice for a collaborator when we set out to create a handbag!
Our handbags have been individually crafted for you using top quality leather and British Rare Breed Sheepskin – a beautiful mixture of colours and textures as shown.
Each bag measures 28cm wide x 27cm high x 7cm back to front with a 143cm long strap.
This is a limited edition release and there are only 10 BAA Bags available – each very different and unique.