Tusting factory, Bedford
A couple of weeks ago a few bloggers and I visited English heritage leather brand Tusting, for a tour of their Bedforshire countryside factory. Being a never-been-camping-festival-without-the-mud sort of girl it was definitely an experience for me escaping London and venturing into a town with neighbouring villages approximating around 1000 people.
Tusting, who predominantly produce luggage, are a fifth generation family owned leather brand dating back to the 19th century; providing leather accessories for other well known heritage brands such as Church's. Recently partnering with Richard Nicoll and Vodafone on his AW collection, they created the limited edition 'Kimbolton' handbag that charges your phone- the perfect accessory for any fashion aficionado!
After touring the factory we all headed down to one of the village locals for a pub lunch, and got the opportunity to design our own clutch bags. I chose leather with suede detailing; and I'll show you when it arrives in a few weeks- yay!
Here's a little video giving you a little insight into how leather bags are actually made, and summing up our day...
Thanks to Push PR, Becky and Louisa for organising the trip!