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Ep Image Watch: The Prince’s Master Crafters on Sky Arts

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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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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Sam Heughan modelling the Mackenzie leather day sporran

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?

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 Edinbugh Cityscape scaled NEW: Introducing The Holyrood, The College Tote & The Canvas Satchel
Mackenzie Leather Edinbugh Cityscape scaled NEW: Introducing The Holyrood, The College Tote & The Canvas Satchel

NEW: Introducing The Holyrood, The College Tote & The Canvas Satchel

Whether it's back to work, or back to school, kickstart your September in style with three brand new leather bag designs from Mackenzie Leather.   The artisan leather craftsmen have been working behind the scenes to design and craft two new handbag designs and a new satchel design. But these designs aren't entirely from scratch. All have been inspired by the very best of existing classic Mackenzie Leather cuts...   The Holyrood The Holyrood - named after Edinburgh's iconic Holyrood Palace - is a compact...

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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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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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Introducing: The British Collection

The British Collection The wait is over for our new range of exquisite leathergoods - and this time we're staying close to home. Say a warm Autumnal welcome to The British Collection... It's rare for traditional trades like ours to be au fait with launching new collections. Unlike many of our mainstream counterparts who compete each week to meet the new and ever-increasing demand for fast fashion, we like to slow things down. Our goods are the product of hours on...

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Mackenzie on Film: Behind the Hide

MacKenzie Leather on Film The Edinburgh Festival is on hold this year, but in our Old Town workshop we've seen lights, camera, action! This August we bring you our on-screen contribution to the most creative month of the year with a new backstage series from Mackenzie on Film... Leathercraft is a industry that can often lie quietly under the modern day radar. If you're reading this blog, then chances are you have a closer understanding than most - but do you...

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Master Craftsman, Simon, in the Mackenzie Leather Edinburgh traditional workshop

Mackenzie on Film: How to care for your leather bag

How To Care For Your Leather Bag The doors to our showroom remain closed on lockdown, but the season of spring cleaning is here.  In the first of our new film series, we bring you a Mackenzie insight from our workshop to your home. So grab a cloth - it's time to look after your leather! It's a lockdown law. The natural urge to act on the annual Spring clean has been amplified by this year's stay at home restrictions, forcing...

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Guide: A Mackenzie Mother’s Day

Mother's Day Guide March is the month for Mother’s, celebrating the wonderful women in our lives with breakfast in bed and a blooming bouquet of daffodils. If you’ve been thinking of treating the mum in your life to something extra special this year - we’ve got you covered with our inspirational pick of the best Mother’s Day bunch from Mackenzie. In a similar fashion to shoes, bags are often poorly associated with female consumer stereotypes. Hoarded and hidden, the handbag...

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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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