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An understated staple, the perfect bag has the power to transform your everyday ensemble, in both fashion and function. Crafted from luxury natural leathers, premium hardware and showcasing the finest craftsmanship, artisanal techniques and finishes: Discover new signature shapes, designed for the modern woman.
We approached Lydia Hannon, a specialist in the luxury
accessories sector, with the brief to design an iconic collection
of forever handbags for Jigsaw, inspired by our heritage
and in celebration of the finest craftsmanship.
Lydia has extensive experience collaborating with brands to establish and evolve their accessories handwriting. She has an extensive knowledge and long-standing relationships with the finest craftsmen, factories and materials. Her background includes working with Burberry, Jimmy Choo and Smythson.
Lydia’s appreciation for contemporary and considered design is evident throughout her work, and runs throughout her collection for Jigsaw. Her passion for the artisanal process, attention to detail and craftsmanship combine to create modern classics.
For me, Jigsaw has always been a brand offering pared back, timeless wardrobe staples with a twist
Q: What inspired the collection?
For me, Jigsaw has always been a brand offering paired back, timeless wardrobe staples with a twist, essentially, it's a very British brand. When I was approached about working on the collection, I wanted these elements to come through and to really tell the story of the brand; combining craftsmanship with modernity to create a collection of everyday wearable pieces.
Quality and craftsmanship remains at the heart of our sourcing and material. We responsibly source our leathers from accredited tanneries that comply with the REACH industry standard, ensuring a high level of protection to both human and environmental health. All of the leathers used are a bi-product of the food industry to minimise waste. The 100% vegetable tanned leathers used for this collection are made with natural colourings, giving them the rich tones and finish that will become more beautiful with age. These leathers are free from harmful chemicals and tanned in bronze rated factory.
Heckfield Suede Tote
Large soft slouch bag in luxurious suede, with engraved detailing and a pure cotton lining. Features a magnet closure, internal zipped back pocket and flat front facing pocket for easy access. The ample interior space makes it the perfect style for all-day outings.
Ava Pebble Leather Crossbody Bag
Soft twist on the classic structured silhouette, a crossbody sadle bag in pebble leather. Designed to be worn across the body or on the shoulder, the adjustable strap is adorned with classic gold finish hardwear. Fastened with zip closure and oversized knotted leather puller. The cotton twill lined interior offers plenty of space for your phone, cardholder and keys.
Ada Leather Crosssbody Bag
The accordion bag arrives in statement-coloured leather. Designed in a structured silhouette, with two compartments and adjustable straps. A surprisingly versatile shape that can be worn across the body or on the shoulder.
Melbury Leather Soft Bag
Soft slouch shoulder bag in natural grain leather. The practical style features functional zip closure and adjustable strap, trimmed with 100% vegetable tanned leather. Lined with cotton fabric, the interior features a flat back pocket for organising your essentials.