Honey & Toast is a modern leather goods brand. Aiming to meet modern needs and demands with a collection of beautiful, desirable handbags and purses.
For the last 15 years I have worked for brands such as Paul Smith, Jigsaw, Sophie Hulme and Mary Katranzou designing print, leather goods and soft accessories. Honey & Toast was born whilst on maternity leave with my second child in 2015. Launching with children's bags and evolving into what it is now solely through customer demand!
Whilst I am based in SE London, the entire collection of H&T leather goods is handmade in Somerset, England, in a factory that I have worked with from the very beginning – the manufacturing process is very hands on for me, so I regularly make visits for new development and QC checks.
H&T ladies bags are clean, beautiful and meet a keen price point, the designs follow a pared back, simple aesthetic with a nod to vintage satchels and the functionality of traditional handmade leather goods. Core shapes are reinvented in stunning new colourways seasonally alongside colours and styles that have become core classics.
The children’s bags and purses are for modern families who love colour, have a sense of humour and appreciate craftmanship. We vote for long-lasting over throwaway and mischief over mundane every time. Taking classic satchel style bags and updating them into something that small fingers can manage. By swapping fiddly buckles for easy to-open poppers and adjustable straps we’ve made bags that children enjoy using, and being responsible for.
I hope you enjoy discovering Honey & Toast bags and joining me on this journey!