Harris Made manufactures highest quality handmade ‘dry goods’. ‘Dry good’ is a term that has been used in England since 1657 for specialty handmade goods such as our handmade bags, gifts and accessories. Our master craftsmen spare no expense by using only the finest materials and traditional handmade craftsmanship to ensure exceptional quality and enjoyment.
Our bespoke designs are always unique to your institution. For our bags and leather accessories we commission a special embossing dye stamp of your seal/crest/logo so we can add a hand stitched leather embossed badge. Here is an example of one we make for Cornell University as part of their alumni ‘forever’ collection.
Our Tweed and Linen
We proudly design and weave in the borders of Scotland our luxurious, authentic, hardwearing Cheviot cloths and linens that are specially bonded to our signature canvas lining using pure natural rubber for superior waterproof protection and durability.
We select the finest English vegetable tanned bridle leather hides that are then cut using specialist clicking knives. We use traditional hand stitching saddlery skills to ensure an authentic finish. As no two hides are completely alike, each of our bags and accessories will have an individual character that adds to its unique patina as it ages.
We use only the finest brass and nickel hardware, as a hallmark of strength, durability and reliability. Our hardware is cast at the same foundry that makes for the Queen’s royal carriages and is the recipient of a Royal Warrant, the highest accolade for exquisite quality and first class service.
Our Hand Cutting
Like a bespoke suit, the material for each of our bags is hand cut to ensure accurate pattern matching and constructed using traditional bag making methods.
We use traditional patterns for cutting, not computer controlled machinery. Each of our bags is in some way completely unique.
We use 100% British military grade webbing for our shoulder straps and handles.
Because tradition matters.™