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Jane Hopkinson

I have always enjoyed making bags in leather from an early age. My art training gave me a good background from which I could develop my own ideas and skills later required for designing and making handbags.

I trained in theatre design and when starting a family had time to evolve my ideas, and start a small business from my workshop.

The collection is constantly changing with my own creative initiatives. There is a unique quality to the bags which has developed over the years. They do not always follow mass markets, or fashion trends which gives them their individual quality.

I sell my work through high quality shows and the products can be bought from our new showroom, mail order and through some retail outlets.

The key elements in the design process are function, shape and form.
The more structured bags have a sculptural appearance. I use the finest
quality leathers making use of printed and plain skins to enhance the
shape.

 
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