Tatum Diamond London
If you love beautiful handcrafted leather accessories, you're going to love these handbags designed and made by Surrey-based designer and creator Tatum Diamond. As well as beautiful, they're also waste-less and ocean-friendly. Wins all round!
Tatum Diamond produces this range of gorgeous handmade leather accessories from her studio in Thames Ditton. The range includes three styles of handbags, a small card purse. and a collection of earrings made using the leather that’s leftover from the bags.
A huge advocate of slow fashion, Tatum wanted to design a handbag that was not only created sustainably but that could also be worn for any occasion – from walking the dog to attending a gala dinner.
Function, craftsmanship and individuality are at the heart of the designs, but there’s also a timeless elegance which chimes well with the slow fashion memo. These are bags and purses for life – bags that grow more beautiful as they age.
The range includes the Jayakar, a classic leather envelope clutch with flap and stud clasp, named after a seahorse. The Risso is a small card purse, named after a dolphin. There’s also the Whitley Turnlock and the Whitley Magnet, both slightly larger than the Jayakar, and designed for when you have a few extras to carry around. And of course, there is also the range of stylish leather earrings.
The leather for all of the designs has been chosen for its natural beauty, its strength and its durability. It’s also been saved from landfill – another tick for the ethical box. Tatum uses end of line or unwanted fabric to line her bags, which means the brand is not creating more but rather using what already exists. All the cotton is organic and recycled.
Each bag is made to order.
Tatum Diamond London is a member of the Ethical Brand Directory.