We greatly appreciate our 150+ loyal clients and their continued support of Harris Made. We proudly offer affordable bespoke recognition gifts for VIP donors, graduating students, corporate clients, and employees. We are always thrilled to receive new commissions to design exquisite handmade gifts unique and exclusive to your institution that will be cherished and made to last a lifetime. We trust our website will inspire you to want a friendly chat about a custom gift project now or in the future. 

Please feel free to call (+1) 312-952-5568 to explore what could be Harris Made for you or email info@harrismade.com for more information.

We look forward to being of service.

Warmest regards,

Emma and Mark Harris



Our business is to help you choose, design and craft a bespoke recognition gift. But our reason for being is to bring the unique story of your institution to life. To design a special gift that is more distinct, more personal and more reflective of the powerful narrative that is your institution. And to express that story in a way that speaks to and motivates your donors like nothing else.

This is why we practice the lost art of bespoke. We take the time to talk with you, to understand the unique personality of your brand, to uncover and capture the meaningful, iconic design and visual elements that are the foundation of your institution’s heritage and history. 

Let us show you what could be Harris Made for you.



We dive in and discuss the details with you every step of the way. We discover the special, iconic story of your institution. And then we weave that distinct narrative throughout your bespoke recognition gift, thus making it truly a one-of-a-kind way to express your gratitude.

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We practice the lost art of bespoke. From the place that perfected it.

Emigrating from Great Britain to Lake Forest, Illinois in 2000, Emma and Mark Harris quickly took to their newly adopted American home.

Once, when packing for a visit back to family in Scotland, Emma happened upon her Saxony wool university scarf, complete with embroidered seal, pulled from the the bottom of her drawer.

Besides being an family heirloom — and a cozy way to keep warm — the scarf represented a centuries old tradition first introduced to Oxford and Cambridge students as an emblem of academic excellence, scholarly pride and global community.

Noticing there was nothing like it in the USA, inspiration struck and Harris Made was launched.

Since then, we have expanded beyond Saxony wool scarves to offer a range of bespoke recognition gifts that include handmade silk scarves and ties, leather goods, magnetic badges, brass and nickel coasters and paperweights, woolen throws, enamel cufflinks and brooches, and other custom accessories. Working exclusively with our family-owned mills and tannery in England and Scotland, our craftsmanship meets the highest standard for exquisite quality, first-class service and rigorous quality control.

We tell your story with every thread, stitch, weave, buckle and belt.

Every element employed for your distinct design tells the special story of your institution, capturing a timeless, one-of-a-kind gift that is uniquely you.

And of course all our materials are hand cut and constructed using time-tested, traditional methods. Everything is completely unique, free from the uniformity of computer-controlled machinery.

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