Nell Harper the brand was created by Alia Roberts and Jess Humphries during the summer of 2014. Our idea was to celebrate beauty in simplicity, function, quality of materials and craftsmanship of leather smithing. We wanted to make carry goods that really do become apart of you. A leather bag that you could take anywhere and in time would reflect your adventures and grow more beautiful with age.
All of our leather bags are hand cut, and hand finished.....a true handmade bag made by us, for you, in our studio in Brighton England.
Our concept comes from our six principles which in turn inform our brand ethos. Our six principles are:
The ability to FUNCTION well.
To believe in STRENGTH.
Timeless pieces that will truly LAST.
To be WITHOUT UNNECESSARY ADORNMENT.
A commitment to EARTH FRIENDLY MATERIALS, so you can CARRY THE GOOD WITH YOU
When we think of Simple Beauty we think of a minimalist approach that has an honesty about it. So we work to this idea. The same is true of each principle.
A Bit About The Leather….
The leather we use is a rich vegetable tanned leather, which means it will age beautifully. The nature of veg tan leather, is that it will mark-absorbing the environment and holding your story-this is what gives it it's beauty and the longer you have it, you will find it will develop a rich patina. Combined with the quality of our leather,we create our bags using a saddle stitch-traditionally used to make leather horse saddles-we produce quality bags, that are made to last.
What You Can Expect From Us….
From the point of order you will receive contact from us and as we make your bag from scratch this is the time to let us know if you have any specific requirements-maybe your buying it for a birthday present and need it rushed through or would simply like some photos of your bag being made. It's really important to us that we can answer any of your questions-so please get in touch with us-either before your purchase or after.