A collaboration with Sail Handmade

We always love the opportunity to work with other creative folk and when we found Sail Handmade we just about fell in love with every product they made!

Like us Sail Handmade is a creative collaborative duo; Lisa and Leon.  They design and create handcrafted products using the finest of materials including natural vegetable tanned leather.  They create small timeless pieces which are then stitched by hand using Barbour Linen thread.  Their pieces really are a work of art!

Image via Sail Handmade Website

Image via Sail Handmade Website

Not that long ago we noticed that Erin from Floret had this amazing gardening belt which to be frank looked good and was functional...all boxes ticked as far as we were concerned. 

We spoke to Lisa from Sail Handmade about designing one specifically for us - we wanted a belt that would be slightly lighter in weight and in truth somewhere to keep a mobile phone dry.  All you flower growers will know that wet, mud and mobiles don't mix...right?!   

Image copyright Sail Handmade

Image copyright Sail Handmade

It was lovely working with Lisa on this project - thinking about what we need when we are out in the garden and how this translates to how the belt works.   The attention to detail is beautiful, the D-Ring for the keys (we now will never loose them!) and the wide pocket for the phone... I did tip Lisa off that Maz's mobile is enormous!

So here we have it - the finished product.  Beautifully captured by Fine Art Film Photographers, Taylor & Porter

Image Copyright Taylor & Porter Fine Art Film Photography Floral styling by The Garden Gate Flower Company

Image Copyright Taylor & Porter Fine Art Film Photography

Floral styling by The Garden Gate Flower Company

Finished with my present to Maz on her birthday a pair of Floral Scissors from Ernest Wright & Son.  They have been making scissors and shears by hand since 1902! 

So in all we are helping back other lovely British businesses who have a passion for craft and design and it feels good!

Image copyright Taylor & Porter Fine Art Film Photography Floral Styling by The Garden Gate Flower Company

Image copyright Taylor & Porter Fine Art Film Photography

Floral Styling by The Garden Gate Flower Company

*please note we received no revenue for this blog post we have written about these businesses because we love what they do and what they stand for.