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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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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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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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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?

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 Workshop July scaled Mackenzie Leather craftsmen recreate the first Calcutta Cup Rugby Ball

Mackenzie Leather craftsmen recreate the first Calcutta Cup Rugby Ball

The Mackenzie craftsmen have tuned their skills to something a little more sporting...   Instead of working leather for bags, belts and briefcases, the team have taken on an historical replication project; recreating the rugby ball used in the first ever international game of rugby, Scotland Vs England, in Edinburgh 1871.     The match marked the beginning of the Calcutta Cup, and will be recounted in a new feature documentary 'The Great Game'. The hour-long official documentary film will tell the incredible true...

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February feels Festive: Celebrate Chinese New Year with Mackenzie

Chinese New Year with MacKenzie Leather February is a big month of festivities. And here at Mackenzie, we know the importance of celebration at this time. We're offering a special treat to perk up this Wintery month, transforming the daily blues into fiery, vibrant Red - join us as we celebrate both St Valentine and the Chinese New Year during a colourful month of cheer. In October 2020 we welcomed our newest member to the Mackenzie team, our Chinese Social Media...

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How we make handmade Mackenzie Leather goods?

What is inside a MacKenzie Bag? Take a look inside our contemporary Mackenzie collection from the comfort of your home thanks to our special insider film series. Hosted by our very own Master Craftsman, Inside Mackenzie is coming soon... The dawn of a New Year has always been a chance to seek out fresh ideas that rise on a clear horizon. And this year more than most, we're all after a glimpse of brighter skies and hope for a more prosperous...

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Mackenzie’s Untold Story

MacKenzie Leather - Our Story When Simon Harvey-Potts graduated from a degree in film and photography, he decided, like most students who find themselves on the edge of the real world, to travel. And as the cliche of discovery would suggest, he did return with a new, enduring passion. Just how much did he find? No one could have anticipated the chance career path that would one day lead to a thriving, time-honoured business. One thing we're sure to tell our...

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Come on in: We’re Open!

MacKenzie Leather - We're Open As lockdown eases across Scotland, our showroom doors are re-opening to the public. With a few new ways to experience retail in-store, find us in the heart of Old Town, continuing our traditional trade in these historic times.   Summer is off to a great start (by 2020 standards) as we were finally able to reopen our showroom doors to the public on Monday! There may be no Fringe this year, but the strength and spirit of...

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May the month bloom: Spring is here!

Spring Is Here   "The world's favourite season is the spring.  All things seem possible in May.” -  Edwin Way Teale   Over the recent weeks our attention as a nation has been firmly fixed on the developing Coronavirus situation, both here and across the globe. As the anxiety and concern surrounding such a widespread pandemic has been consuming us all, the dawn of a new month and the arrival of a fresh season begins to sail in a ship of hope to many of...

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History of: The Gladstone

History Of The Gladstone Bag It’s an icon. A bag full of character and crafted by our talented team year on year. But where did the design come from? And how did it become so popular? This month we take a look at the History of: (our most beloved) Gladstone. The Leather Gladstone and it’s compact companion, The Gladstonette, have been firm favourites of the Mackenzie collection since we established our trade back in 1990. Sometimes known as a Doctor’s or...

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A New Decade: Welcome to 2020

A New Decade Of MacKenzie Leather Another year has passed, and the start of a new decade is upon us. We look back at the last 10 years of Mackenzie moments, celebrating the highs, and thankful for the lows that come alongside the joy of running a small business. It’s the dawn of a brand new decade here on planet Earth, and regardless of how or in what state you may have woken up in on this New Years morning, there is...

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Festive Gift Guide: Have a Very Merry Mackenzie Christmas

Christmas Gifts From MacKenzie Leather All is calm, all is bright…. Enjoy the joys of gift giving this year and be inspired by our simple but effective festive gift guide. A thoughtful offering can go a long way - and here at Mackenzie, we guarantee a lifetime.   The most wonderful time of the year may not always feel wonderful for some during those last remaining weeks of precious shopping time before the Big Day. And with more of us focused on...

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CHRISTMAS ORDERS are NOW CLOSED, taking orders for March 2023 onwards. Apologies for any inconvenience. Please, enquire for further information or available stock.