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The Cambridge Satchel Company: British craftsmanship sold in over 100 countries


UK exhibitor The Cambridge Satchel Company is presenting its latest men’s collection featuring everything from the classic unisex Satchel, to the sleek Music Case, to the eccentric Bowls Bag, at the June 2022 edition of Pitti Uomo in Florence.

The Cambridge Satchel Co. was born from a passion for excellence. When Julie Deane CBE and her mum Freda started the company at their kitchen table in Cambridge, they had £600 and one goal: to make enough money to provide Julie’s children with an excellent education and a brighter future.

Since then, collaborations with prestigious designers and retailers including Vivienne Westwood, Comme des Garcons and Melissa have seen The Cambridge Satchel Co. grace catwalks from London to New York, further securing its international acclaim.

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The business was built on the Satchel. The most British of bags, it was their first ever product, appropriately inspired by traditional leather school bags from years gone by. Now, the company remains committed to making exceptionally good quality bags that last a lifetime – bags that can carry a lifetime of learning, curiosity, creativity and adventure. It’s why they thrive in Cambridge, a city rich in history and culture, but nevertheless ever looking forward, shaping change and driving progress.

The Cambridge Satchel Co. is committed to preserving exceptional British craftsmanship. All of their products are handcrafted by their highly skilled Makers at their Workshop in the heart of England. Ensuring skill, care and a strong level of craftsmanship goes into every bag, their Makers are at the heart of The Cambridge Satchel Co. DNA.

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The company is now a handcrafted-in-Britain worldwide phenomenon selling to over 100 countries. Today, its Men’s collection features everything from the classic unisex Satchel, to the sleek Music Case, to the eccentric Bowls Bag. Prioritising style, comfort, colour and above all quality, the Men’s collection is designed to last a lifetime.

Sustainable development and innovation

In today’s world of fast fashion and changing trends, The Cambridge Satchel Co. takes pride in prioritising the slow and timeless. That’s why all of their bags are available in core colours which will always be unfailingly stylish, allowing them to be used for years to come. Their designs, based on the past but built for the present, are timeless too.

Of course, as a natural material, leather does age and it softens over time. That’s normal, and it’s what will make a Cambridge Satchel Co. bag unique to each person. However, accidents happen; bags can get damaged. So, at their very own workshop in Syston, Leicestershire, the company’s Makers are always there to restitch, replace and restore while you relax, knowing the bag is in good hands. They can do anything from repairing a lock or replacing a strap to a complete bag overhaul. They offer a one year warranty, which includes a free of charge repair service for natural breakages and wear and tear.

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The Cambridge Satchel Co.’s leather bags have always been made from natural hides, which are a product of livestock farming, and which would have otherwise gone to waste. As a natural and durable resource which is free of synthetic materials such as microfibres, their leather does minimal harm to the planet and looks absolutely fantastic. They are committed to using every last scrap, from their leather luggage tags to their keyrings and curios.

Orders from The Cambridge Satchel Co. come in an ethically-made cotton dust bag, which can be used to store the bag when it’s not in use, or it can be repurposed to store whatever you like.

The brand is always looking for ways to be more sustainable because it is already at the heart of what they do. Choose a product that is handcrafted in the UK, ethically sourced and which will last for years and years to come.

Follow @camsatchelco on Instagram and visit www.cambridgesatchel.com


Discover the full list of UK menswear brands at Pitti Uomo in Florence in June 2022 here.