Rucksacks. Backpacks. Haversacks.


In a few days we’re heading north for the holiday, to Yorkshire and then on to Cumbria. Weather permitting we will be spending some time in the Dales and around the Cumbrian fells and lakes. Our packing list is regionally appropriate; boots, gaiters, thermals, waterproofs, hatscarfgloves (all one word if
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Archive Sale, Sunday 1st December


For only the second such sale in our 7 year history we have dug deep in our stock room, our sample storage and recalled a wide variety of samples from our PR and sales agents. On sale will be many types of bag, handmade belts, the odd cap and some
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The Epic of Everest


Saturday saw a trip to the British Film Institute to view the recent restoration of Captain John Noel’s The Epic of Everest. This powerful and poignant film of the 1924 British expedition serves as a fascinating historical record and a memorial to Mallory and Irvine who lost their lives during the final
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Marwood x Cherchbi Collaboration


Becky French, Marwood‘s creative head, and I have spent some time on this collection. Yes, the designs are straightforward, simple even, but these are the ones that take most time to perfect. Cherchbi and Marwood have much in common and we’ve made full use of the creative process to explore
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Goodwood Revival and Design Junction – Thank You


Last month saw Team Cherchbi in attendance at two very different but equally good events; Goodwood Revival and Design Junction. A huge thank you to all who visited us at both. Goodwood is a wonderful, uniquely British spectacle. Originally held as a specialist race meeting for pre-1966 motor vehicles it
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New Herdwyck tweed and Oiled leather bags


We would like to introduce some new bag styles and welcome a couple of firm favourites back to the collection. The Large version of our perennially popular Squires Holdall is now available in Herdwyck tweed, either Grey with Black leather or Brown with Brown leather. Its younger brother has been a
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Iceland by camper van


During one memorable history lesson our teacher was unsuccessfully wrestling with the attention of a distracted class. Frustrated, she barked a question, ‘Whose name ends in ‘son’?’ Hands went up, mine included. ‘Then you are all the descendants of Vikings!’ Uproar. Since that moment I’ve naturally assumed this to be
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Congratulations St Jude


The quality of our service should match that of our bags, that’s our goal. However, late last year, in the midst of the pre-Christmas rush, one package went missing. As we corresponded with the customer we began to learn more about her occupation, that of an artisan cheese maker. The
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Three New Bags


There’s been much activity at both design studio and workshop over recent months. The excitement is palpable as the fruits of some intensive labour first sees the light of day. In the case of three new bags, that day is today. These bags are a good representation of our pared-down design
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The Royal College of Art Graduate Shows


The Royal, as it’s affectionately known counts among it’s alumni some of the most influential creatives of the modern age; Barbara Hepworth, David Hockney, Ridley Scott, Ian Dury, Christopher Bailey. Some of our favourites. The work of the 2013 graduates, approximately 500 of them, is now showing for free between 20th and 30th June
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