Are all your products handmade?
Yes all our designs are handmade in our workshop in Ditchling Sussex. The designs are hand cut using a stanley knife ensuring the best part of the leather is used.
They are stitched using a Adler sewing machine and the threads we use are GutermannTera 40 very high tensile strength.
All the leather fittings toggles and fasteners are hand cut and handmade in our workshop.
What type of leathers do you use?
Most of our leathers are sourced in Italy.
We use mainly cow hides 0.9 – 1.1mm. Sculptured bags need a tight finish. Soft bags need to have a softer feel to create a more fluid look.
We use many different printed leathers which are either embossed onto the leather or heat foiled. Ostrich printed leathers, anaconda prints and snake prints.
How should I care for my Jane Hopkinson bag?
With reasonable care and attention your bag should last you for many many years.
We recommend you spray it with a Collonil waterstop spray which is a high performance waterproofing spray for all leathers, nubuck, suede and printed leathers. The Collonil waterstop spray prevents dirt penetration and contains UV filters to prevent colour fade.
Be aware that dark coloured dyes from clothing can transfer onto light coloured leathers and vice versa. See here for more information.
Do you make to order?
Yes we do carry out a made to order service. We only work within our own designs and will endeavour to match the leather to your outfit, whether it be for a special occasion or an event.
Depending on what you require there will be an increase from the original price anything from
Where can I see Jane Hopkinson Bags?
You can find us online at www.janehopkinsonbags.co.uk and at our showroom in Ditchling where you can see the bags being made and see our full range.
We wholesale a small line at The Glyndebourne shop and retail at many different craft shows across the country. See our shows and events page.
Can I see customer reviews?
Yes please go to our testimonials page where you can see our customer feed back.