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Mackenzie and The Guild of Master Craftsmen

  Get reacquainted with the society that represents and supports Mackenzie Leather: The Guild of Master Craftsmen On Wednesday 7th September this year, Mackenzie attended the annual ceremony for the Guild of Master Craftsmen at the Royal Scots Club in Edinburgh. The Guild's newest artisans are officially made members, and Mackenzie was recognised by the Hon. D.W Paisley of Westerlea, together with Lady Jane Westerlea, for the work we have done encouraging and supporting new members. So let us take the opportunity...

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Mackenzie Workshop July What’s On the Bench: In the Making This Month

What’s On the Bench: In the Making This Month

  Take a peek at the most popular products from August's festivities, as we reveal What's On the Bench!   As Edinburgh's Festivals round to a close, there's no slowing down for Mackenzie's workshop team.. We've met many faces over the past few weeks, and the flow of orders have been keeping the craftsmen very busy - and the workshop bench full! And so a new idea for a regular blog was born. Let's take a highlight tour of some of this month's...

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A Weekend Away with Mackenzie Leather

  Be inspired for a weekend getaway this Summer with Mackenzie's choice of travel bags..   It's that time of year when we're all dreaming of a holiday. Whether you're looking forward to a faraway trip, or a spontaneous weekend away. We've rounded up our essential Mackenzie travel bags. So keep reading and let us inspire your Summer vacation..   The straight-from-work weekend trip     Nothing will take you from the office to the hotel swifter than this collection icon. And Mackenzie's Gladstone Leather is the champion...

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Watch: The Prince’s Master Crafters on Sky Arts

  In case you missed it! Mackenzie aired on Sky Arts last night. Discover the BTS of a new series shining light on homegrown craft...   Sky Arts' new skills-based programme is set to showcase Britain's next generation of crafters. Mackenzie Leather feature in Episode 3, which aired last night (1st June), and follows the theme 'Weaving'. In Scotland especially, Leathercraft goes hand-in-hand with the art of weaving tartan. And when a handmade kilt is worn, a high-quality, handcrafted Sporran is an essential companion..     Host...

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Editorial: Scotland Magazine’s ‘Hide & Seek’

  Mackenzie's latest editorial feature is out in print. Find your copy of Scotland's 'Hide & Seek' today...   Here at Mackenzie we're always delighted to feature in editorials. From annual publications and monthly magazines, to artisan books and coffee table hardbacks. Written features help spread the leathercraft word, and this latest feature from Scotland magazine is a delightful showcase of our brand. With photography and words by Jeremy Flint, the piece paints a coherent portrait of our home of handmade luxury.     Edinburgh has always...

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Mackenzie Workshop July scaled e Farewell and Thank You to Ed!

Farewell and Thank You to Ed!

Craftsman Edward, known to many as Ed, will be leaving the Mackenzie workshop at the end of the month. We'd like to share this post to recognise his skill and service over the past 5 years, helping to grow Mackenzie Leather to where we are today. He will be missed by us all! Here's what Master Craftsman, Simon, has to say... "Edward started with us when we first opened our St. Mary's Street shop over five years ago. Coming with a lot...

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Support Ukraine: The Sporrans of Solidarity

  Introducing two new Mackenzie Sporrans, crafted to support the Ukraine crisis.   The ongoing crisis in Ukraine has left few of us unaffected. That's why Mackenzie have created two new charity Sporrans: A Day Sporran Lux and a Ladies Sporran Bag. Each have been crafted from Mackenzie's leather hide in Ukraine's national colours. And all proceeds from the sale of each will go to UNICEF, to help protect children in Ukraine. War in Ukraine has placed 7.5 million children and their families at...

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The Best Mackenzie for your Mum: Mother’s Day Gift Guide

  Mom, Mam, or Ma. All mothers deserve an extra special treat this Mothering Sunday month. Discover our list of Mackenzie-Mum matches, certain to cause unconditional joy.   We know you want to find a gift worth a thousand words for your mum this Mother's Day. It can feel like a bunch of daffodils and a last-minute card just won't cut it for the incredible mother figure in your life. If you're on the hunt for something a little more permanent, we've got...

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Outlander Star, Sam Heughan wearing a Mackenzie Leather Sporran

At Mackenzie Leather, we were delighted to create handmade leather day sporrans for Outlander stars like Sam Heughan. The day sporrans were made to celebrate the end of season 1 of Men in Kilts: A Roadtrip with Sam and Graham. This collaboration sees Outlander stars Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish tour Scotland. The award-winning actors explore Scotland’s unique landscape, culture and history. Episodes focus on food and drink, sport, superstition, crafts and key battles that have shaped the nation. Together, the pair...

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Which Briefcase is Best?

Handcrafted in the heart of Edinburgh, our Briefcases are designed to see you through your entire career. But which is best?    Finding a quality briefcase can feel like an added stress. The first day on the next step of your career is just around the corner. Or maybe you're starting your degree. How can you know which briefcase on the market will hold strong by your side, day-in and day-out, versus the ones that will fall apart after 6 months commute?...

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Start 2022 with a Mackenzie Ba(n)g!

  The Hogmanay bells have rung in the New Year! Join Mackenzie as we start 2022 on a high note...   Christmas time is truly a time for relaxation, restoration, and perhaps a bit of reflection. As we awake this morning at the start of a brand new year, join us as we take the chance to look at some of our most memorable Mackenzie moments from the past 12 months. And of course, a ponder at what awaits us throughout 2022!   Our Leathergoods...

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Mackenzie Leather Edinbugh Cityscape scaled Why choose Mackenzie Leather?
Mackenzie Leather Edinbugh Cityscape scaled Why choose Mackenzie Leather?

Why choose Mackenzie Leather?

Following our recent Best Craft or Creative Business award win, now is the perfect time to highlight why you should choose Mackenzie for your next real leather investment.    Whether you're in the market for a new belt, bag or briefcase. Shopping for yourself, or looking for the perfect heirloom gift for a loved one. Genuine quality leather can be a difficult purchase to navigate with confidence. Mackenzie Leather Edinburgh continue to stand firm in the market as purveyors of the finest...

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Mackenzie Leather at Dressed to Kilt: Celebrating Scottish Craftmanship

The date is finally set for the largest catwalk event dedicated to Scotland’s fashion industry. Join us as we prepare to send Mackenzie flying across the Atlantic, and down a different kind of runway…   The Dressed to Kilt fashion show in New York City is a hugely popular and successful night of charity and fun, celebrating the best of Scotland’s style and craftsmanship. After a tumultuous year for all, the evening of July 24th is now confirmed to be a...

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Canvas Gladstone scaled Travelling this Summer? Meet the Canvas & Leather Gladstone

Travelling this Summer? Meet the Canvas & Leather Gladstone

Home or abroad, our Canvas & Leather Gladstone is the perfect companion for your much anticipated Summer holiday. Here’s why…   Here in Scotland we’ve been treated to a surprisingly sun-soaked late May Bank Holiday. And we’re banishing those ‘back to school’ blues as we enter June by thinking ahead to our next holiday opportunity. So whether you’re thinking of planning an exotic trip somewhere far away, or embracing the homeland Staycation, your luggage plays an important role in the comfort...

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Shop Consciously with Mackenzie Leather

Sustainability with MacKenzie Leather With Fashion Revolution Week rounding up last month, we’re pledging our efforts towards a sustainable and transparent future for the fashion industry.   The retail landscape has shifted considerable over recent years. The impact of our familiar fast fashion consumption has been particularly highlighted in the wake of the pandemic, and thanks to campaigns such as Fashion Revolution’s “who made my clothes?” many shoppers are now looking to make more conscious buys. Here at Mackenzie, we’ve always believed that...

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