can be personalised
A smart handmade luxuriously lined leather box with a hinged lid that you can have personalised.
The ideal gift for Christenings, Confirmations or Bar Mitzvahs, that special Birthday or Anniversary, the 3rd being leather. Our little boxes also make unusual Wedding favours (brilliant for bridesmaids, Best Man, ushers, parents, hens, friends), commemorative and corporate bespoke gifts.
These leather boxes are ethically sourced, fairly traded and handmade, using traditional techniques to work the leather which is then coloured and polished, making them wonderfully good to touch with that distinctive smell of real leather. When embossed to personalise, each box becomes a unique present that will give a lifetime of pleasure to the recipient.
All our leather boxes are handmade exclusively for us in our own contemporary designs and colours - Hot Orange, Navy Blue and Peacock Blue. Orange boxes are lined in dark green, navy in red, and peacock in black.
To show just how much you care why not have your present personalised?
Choose from names, initials and/or dates and, with our hot foil stamping process (now an almost extinct skill) we'll apply your choice of lettering in either silver or gold. Up to nine characters (excluding full stops) can be embossed on one line, in Times Roman 22-point (CAPS only). A second line can be added, typically for dates.
If you are asking for initials, please specify whether you would like full stops, or not. If we're unsure of what to do, we'll contact you before we set the type and personalise your box.
Our luxury leather boxes are handmade for us, using age-old traditional skills in our own contemporary colours and designs. The colours are derived from environmentally friendly natural vegetable dyes.
As these colours can fade if exposed to strong sunlight over a lengthy period, we recommend that the boxes are kept out of bright light.
The carcases of the boxes are made from strong card, the hinged lids being slightly padded, giving them a ‘plush’ feel.
All our leather boxes are lined with a soft Italian fabric that we call suede velvet, which gives their interiors a luxurious feel and appearance.
We specialise in the art of gold and silver blocking
This traditional method of embossing on leather is now an almost extinct skill. It involves setting brass type into a 'chase' that goes into a heavy hot foiling machine. The lid of a box is secured on a pro-forma shape, which in turn is fastened to the machine’s table. Exact positioning is essential to ensure that the imprint is central and square, before inserting the foil used to give the embossing the desired colour, and lowering the chase to make the impression.
This process calls for considerable care and attention to detail, giving our boxes an expensive and exclusive appearance.
The boxes require no maintenance, other than an occasional wipe. To restore their natural lustre we recommend the use of a high quality matching or neutral leather polish, followed by gentle buffing with a soft cloth. Treated in this way one of our boxes will give many years of pleasure to the owner, as well as serving as a stylish reminder of the generosity of the giver, and that special occasion.
12 x 9 x 4cm, c.85g