A LUCIE CAST bag does not have a fashion shelf life, they are not seasonal or even particularly occasional. Handcrafted in Totnes, Devon with an aim to prove the longevity of leather goods through quality and time honoured simplicity.
LUCIE CAST goods are made from vegetable tanned leather, an old age technique that uses the natural tannin’s found in tree bark, meaning the waste product can be recycled back into the ground. This slow and steady process creates beautiful leather, free from harsh chemicals, that will develop an original patina telling the story of you and your bag.
The bags all feature bespoke brass fixings produced in the UK. I worked closely with Michael, from our local foundry, to create the solid brass brass button on the front of the bags. The design is based on the shape of a thumb print making it both functional and incredibly tactile to use.
This year I have combined the simple with the showy and produced a selection of silk ribbon straps – an easy way to decorate your bag without adding permanent embellishment
Each strap is made by Robert in the neighbouring town. They are woven in pure silk, stitched onto a British wool backing and feature brass clips made in the UK.