The Journal
21st April 2015

chapman archive 10

chapman factory

This is the first factory that John Chapman opened, from the Chapman Archives. See how this differs from today’s factory by visiting us in Carlisle. We still craft our bags in our Cumbrian workshop using British materials where we can.

We are now open to factory tours, where you can meet the people who make your bags from machinists to designers. If you would like to book a tour please do get in touch by emailing us at However bookings are not necessary at this time, so please do pop in when you can!