Our new Rydal Collection is now online, from original designs by Sophie Hulme, one of the country’s most exciting young female designers.
The Rydal Collection is inspired by the natural beauty of the Lake District, close to our Carlisle factory, and is named after the works of Lake District Poet William Wordsworth, who lived at Rydal Mount. The Collection comprises the Joanna Tote, the Lucy Shoulder Bag and the Ruth Satchel.
The bags are made with vegetable tanned leather and British dyed and proofed 24oz canvas, in Tan and Navy colourways. They also feature British cast hardware. The bags are manufactured and hand finished to the highest possible standards, using classic artisanal saddlery skills.
All the bags feature a jacquard interior lining, leather trim zip pockets and adjustable and detachable shoulder straps.
The lifestyle images of the bags were shot at Ashness Bridge in Borrowdale, an iconic Lake District location, and modelled by Vanessa, a sample machinist at Chapman’s Carlisle factory , where the Rydal Collection is made.