The following is an insight into our workshops & mills - their skill, experience & hard work inspire us to create collections to be carried all over the world.
Every item in our collection is handmade and hand-finished in Europe. Depending upon complexity and size, each piece can take up to 14 hours to make (our Golf Bags take a lot longer). Our craftsmen have spent many years perfecting their skills and have experience working with other great brands such as; Givenchy, Chloe, Dunhill, Loewe and Chanel.
Our cashmere mill has been going for over 150 years. They use only the finest raw fibres available, and carry out regular tests to ensure the purity of the yarn, the end result is some of the best cashmere in the world. From storing yarn at a precisely controlled humidity to pressing finished products in paper to give them that signature glossy sheen, every little detail is thought of and every task, however small, is given the care and attention it deserves. This kind of manufacturing excellence is rare and requires dedication, devotion and years of practice.
We're proud that Strathberry is the first Scottish fashion brand to work with salmon skin and make it a key part of our collection. Our stunning salmon leather has an iridescent look and a lovely handle - truly an exotic material with a clear conscience.
In terms of strength, Salmon skin has a natural cross-fibre structure, making it stronger than "ordinary" leathers - when compared with the same thickness of leather.
*Our salmon skins are not from an endangered species and are "non-cites"
Our tweed mill dates back to before 1700. Given that the mill has been producing tweed for such a long time, you'd be right in thinking they're experts at what they do. Strathberry products are either made with a 100% woollen mix, or a blend of silk and linen yarn to create a tweed that is soft to the touch and highly suitable for warmer climates. As you'd expect from a Scottish brand all our tweeds are water resistant, and also have a stain resistant finish applied prior to being passed to the leatherwork department.