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The Cambrige Satchel Co. Hosts #madeinbritain with Hand & Lock Who Embroidered Princess Diana's Wedding Gown Among Others

In May The Cambrige Satchel hosted London Craft Week at our Covent Garden store.

From 9-13 May over 200 established and up-and-coming artists joined forces to celebrate British creativity across various London outlets.

For the Cambridge Satchel Company it was a coming together of supreme British craftmanship, teaming up with Hand & Lock, London’s premier embroidery house since 1767.

On the day we had Karen, Hand & Lock’s talented embroiderer demonstrate goldwork. The demonstration featured embroidering a goldwork daisy for our new bag,

The Daisy. So cute! Karen explained that it would take over 20 hours to embroider one daisy. That’s a huge amount of love, attention and skill dedicated to Hand & Lock’s goldwork. On display we had 2 one-of-a-kind Daisy bags with Hand & Lock goldwork daisies. Just how beautiful are they?!

Perhaps the most famous Royal wedding of the modern era, designed by husband and wife design team David and Elizabeth Emmanuel, was for the union of Lady Diana Spencer to Prince Charles. The young Diana had previously been styled for an engagement photo-shoot in a chiffon blouse designed by the Emmanuels. Apparently, taken by the style, Diana personally selected the unknown designers to make her wedding dress. The ivory silk taffeta design included a large crinoline, oversized puff sleeves, a meringue and a 25 foot train. The bodice was trimmed with antique handmade lace which had belonged to Queen Mary and the whole dress was embroidered with thousands of sequins and over 10,000 pearls. S. Lock & Co (Now Hand & Lock) were tasked with the labour intensive and complex embroidery on the 139 metres of tulle that made up the veil. Click link for blog from The Cambridge Satchel Co.

Princess Charlotte Debuts a Cute New Hairstyle at Prince Louis Christening

Princess Charotte
Princess Charlotte appears to be emulating her mother with a more grown-up hairstyle, wearing her locks in a centre parting Princess Charlotte appears to be emulating her mother with a more grown-up hairstyle - wearing her longer locks in a centre parting.

Charlotte, three, was seen sporting the new style while attending baby brother Louis' christening at St James's Palace, London, on Monday.

The young royal wore her brunette locks parted at the centre, while sporting a blue ribbon headband. Get Princess Charlotte's cute headband HERE from LaCoqueta.  Read more from The Daily Mail.

Meet Jenny Packham (Duchesss Kate's Favorite Designer) as she Teams Up with L.K. Bennett


My decision to become a designer was made by an impulsive and ill-informed 11-year-old in her bedroom and I thank my younger self very much.

Designing represented escapism and I was mesmerized by the allure of the glamorous pages of Vogue and Hollywood starlets in musical matinees.

I have never deviated from my love of creating fashion and my time at St Martins fueled this passion and I was determined to have my own collection.

It has always been my aim to create styles that are both wearable, beautiful and coveted and to give the customer confidence.

How has Jenny Packham evolved since it was founded? 

The brand has grown very naturally and organically over the years, responding to changes in both style and business.

 However, since the beginning we have always wanted to create contemporary beautiful dresses for occasions ‘less ordinary’. Read more from the L.K. Bennett The EDIT @

Celtic & Co. Founders Awarded The Queen's Award -- Visit Buckingham Palace

Wow what an experience!

Celtic & Co. founders, Nick and Kath Whitworth were invited to Buckingham Palace on Thursday 28th June to receive The Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2018.

“All of us here at Celtic & Co are so immensely proud of this achievement and I thank everybody involved in this team effort. Receiving this Queen’s Award has to be one of our most memorable experiences since we started so long ago back in 1990. To receive one of the most prestigious business awards in Great Britain could only be achieved not just by all of us here at Celtic & Co, but also because of all the contributions from our suppliers and of course all of our customers.”

Nick Whitworth

Now in its 52nd year, the Queen’s Award for Enterprise was nominated by the Prime Minister and approved by Her Majesty the Queen, so is recognised as one of the most prestigious business awards in the world.

 Here are some snaps from the Whitworth's big day at the Palace...

Stay tuned for yet more exciting news on our Royal visit from The Lord Lieutenant Colonel Bolitho (the Queen’s representative in Cornwall) who will be making the award presentation on behalf of Her Majesty. He will be accompanied by Councillor Mary May, the Chairman of Cornwall Council on 25th July.

We plan to have a big tea party for our visitors and staff to celebrate our win. 

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