We are immensely proud of our deep British roots and work to design authentic handmade bags, gifts and accessories. We are enormously grateful to our wonderful customers who share our passion for traditional handmade craftsmanship.
We emigrated in 2000 from London to Lake Forest, some 30 miles north of Chicago, USA. The genesis for Harris Made came when preparing for a trip home. Packing for much colder weather, out of Emma’s bottom drawer came her Saxony wool university scarf with embroidered seal – a centuries-old tradition first introduced to Oxford and Cambridge University students, but something we had not seen in the United States. Half way across the Atlantic, realizing we had a fabulous opportunity to introduce our scarves as a new tradition to demonstrate academic excellence, scholarly pride and as a symbol of community, Harris Made was born. We haven’t looked back.
Emma is the former gift and home furnishing designer of a prestigious London fashion house and has a deep love for all things British. She takes great pride in providing first class service by working personally with every client to create exquisite designs that reflect their unique heritage. She is passionate about supporting essential apprenticeship programmes to help retain the skills associated with our traditional handmade craftsmanship that have been handed down over centuries from generation to generation. Emma was educated in Great Britain attending Oxford Brookes University.
After living in Key West as a boy, running with the bulls in Pamplona and transatlantic yacht delivery, Mark started his career working for the former London Stock Exchange PR officer and Think British Campaign. The launch of a London based PR, marketing and advertising agency, was the springboard to moving to the USA to work for a Fortune 500 financial services company. Committed to philanthropic service, Mark serves on the Professional Council for Philanthropy of Northwestern Memorial Foundation. Mark was educated in Great Britain attending the Royal Air Force College and Cranfield School of Management.