Attire Accessories -Jul/Aug 2018 (Issue 71)

ATTIRE 25 B ag brand Brit-Stitch make beautiful leather bags and accessories right here in the UK. From pretty pastels to classic colours and the chance to personalise every piece, consumers are sure to find something they love. The colourful product range includes nine bag styles, from cute clutch bags to festival backpacks, handy wallets and purses to stylish tech accessories, fun bag charms to personalised key rings and the bestselling travel accessories. All products are available in an eclectic colour range, including fun two-tone colour combinations and elegant croc pattern-finish leather. TRADITIONALLY TOMORROW When Brit-Stitch says it has vintage heritage, it really does.The company’s love affair with leather goes back a long way. It’s a family thing – Peter Jones started it, and his children are bringing it to a new generation of style lovers and vintage coveters. Master craftsman Peter Jones started his journey in 1967 in a tiny workshop as a saddle and harness maker and was always looking for new things to try his hand at. One day, Toby, the local milkman, popped in for a chat and asked Peter to make him a new leather cash bag for his milk round. He wasn’t disappointed with the result. Peter hand-stitched a beautifully crafted strong bag that was built to last. Such was the quality of the bag that Toby bought it back to the family business in 2010 for a replacement strap. With 43 years of history in its hands and Peter’s love of making beautifully crafted items, the company decided it was time to give the vintage bag a thoroughly modern makeover while using the traditional skills it is so proud of. Using skills passed down to make an array of accessories that match heritage with high fashion, each piece is available for personalisation. MADE IN BRITAIN Brit-Stitch bags and accessories are lovingly made in Britain, using the finest leathers in a rainbow of colours.The Brit-Stitch factory is located in the historic market town of Abergavenny in beautiful South Wales. Fifty years of experience in the leather product industry ensures that quality is at the heart of every product. Win products worth £500 RRP courtesy of Brit-Stitch WIN! For your chance to win, simply answer the following question: When did Peter Jones start his journey? a.) 1967 b.) 1983 c.) 1997 Visit and fill in the online form with your answer. The draw deadline for entries is 24 th August, 2018. Terms and conditions apply. COMPETITION The team makes sure every bag is perfect – seamless stitching, beautiful buckles and a clasp that you’ll keep clicking (really, it’s quite addictive). And yes, they smell divine. They are extremely proud of their fast production turnaround, development with new technologies and ability to adapt to customer needs. The company’s story started with a milkman, and it’s that history it remembers every day.The bags come in Pint and Half Pint sizes – one to suit you whether you’re lugging around books or just a lipstick. Enter for your chance to win £500 RRP of Brit-Stitch products. Your prize will include a selection of bags that will be a fabulous showcase of pieces for a colourful and eye-catching display for your business.The selection will include a Caramel Half Pint, Stormy Sea Croc Print Micro Mini, African Violet Milkman, Black Backpack, Purple Heart Full Pint and a Black Croc Print Brit- Luxe Clutch Bag.