Belief in the principles of sustainability and taking inspiration from nature and culture Willow & Hive was established in 2018.
Willow and Hive is all about having a personal touch to the accessories you use every day. The founder, Anda Nason, has worked as a head designer for a leading high street fashion brand, when questioning the waste of the fashion industry she became interested in trying to use off cuts of leather. Based in the countryside on a working farm, whilst on maternity leave, Anda started to connect with the land and re-think about the way we treat the land, with sustainability being a key aim. Consequently all our products are designed with three essential ingredients natural, botanical and craft.
The concept of Wabi Sabi is paramount in Anda's work where there is a beauty in something that's not quite perfect. Accepting thing's for how they end up, and exploring traditional print techniques such as Turkish marbling (Ebru) has become her signature.
As a small business we can offer a bespoke service that of each product. We hope you will love our products that have been carefully designed, handmade and produced in the UK.
Adding that personal touch having your name, nick name, initials, to destinations truly makes a stylish and unique addition for yourself or for a gift.
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HOW'S IT MADE
Our leather goods are designed and hand made in our studio, in Warwickshire, England.
We wanted to create something special, a perfect affordable gift, that was not only long lasting but simple, functional and most of all beautiful.
All the leather materials use to make Willow & Hive products are chosen responsibly with the core values considered always. Respect for nature and an understanding of environmental impact so the leathers we source have longevity and are not wasted but reused as a by-product of the food industry.
Anda divides her time sourcing and handpicking the leather and making the accessories as well as looking after her two young children.
The way the products are constructed are functional yet simple with clean minimal lines often with raw cut edges and bags left unlined.
We hope our items bring joy and keep safe your essential bits and pieces that you need to navigate in your life!
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