A beautifully balanced collaboration. Joseph Cheaney made boots and shoes using our Herdwyck No.10 tweed. We produced a collection of bags in the same materials. The results were recorded by GarconJon on a compass point tour of the capitals best hostelries and sold through Joseph Cheaney stores and website. Read the full story here on the GarconJon blog.
The Schofield Watch Wallet combines a waxed leather exterior with interior sleeves in differing textiles; our Herdwyck No.10 wool, a vibrant Abraham Moon tweed and a central pocket of vintage 1950’s sail cloth. Schofield's witty design DNA blends perfectly with our typically robust hand-built quality in a real statement piece. Carrying four watches or other essentials such as travel documents, currency and passport, this a most versatile accessory for the gentleman traveller and watch collector.
Manchester's Lissom & Muster made a gradual transition from Cherchbi stockist (one of the first), to requesting design tweaks or one-off colours, to fully blown collaborative partner. Over the past few years we have developed numerous leather goods and accessories together. To view and purchase the latest of these please visit the store and showroom in Hope Mill on Pollard Street.
With a shared passion for traditional English techniques and old-fashioned quality, Cherchbi and Marwood mixed Herdwyck tweed and Marwood's silk staircase in a travel case, tie and bow tie set, a perfect reflection of their inherent values. Read more in this in-depth interview with PORT magazine.
Cherchbi produced a bag and accessory range for the Hardy Amies Autumn Winter '13 runway show. Based on an imagined meeting of British royal grandeur and the restraint of the Bauhaus school of design, the collection combines traditional tailoring craftsmanship with a modern aesthetic. An excerpt from the show notes, '...a striking holdall, a highlight piece in the brand’s collaboration with English leather goods company Cherchbi. Their modernist design approach to British heritage craftsmanship relates seamlessly with the collection. The capsule range includes hand-made holdalls, rucksacks and iPad cases incorporating the ‘Bauhaus check’ wool with Cherchbi’s characteristic vegetable tanned English saddle leather.'
For the 2012 London Design Festival we were invited to work with likeminded cycling brand Quarterre. The project City Style on Two Wheels featured Quarterre’s Hood and Branchline bike stands reinterpreted in Herdwyck No.10 tweed and our saddle leather whilst we launched our Cadence cycling satchel.
Despite our origins being two centuries apart, Cherchbi and John Smedley are united in our passion for Britain’s manufacturing heritage. In 2012 we blended our attributes, unique skills and mutual respect into a collaborative collection. We were granted permission to delve into the John Smedley archive, exploring an era when the company’s fine knitwear was marked with ink stamps rather than sewn-in labels. Of the hundreds of stamp designs the ‘J. Smedley Lea Derbyshire’ design was selected. This carved wooden example from the mid 19th century is one of the earliest in the archive, even predating the first John Smedley patents. The collaborative collection features three Cherchbi bags; the Blake Overnight Bag, Barrett Flap Brief and iPad Sleeve, each produced in a strictly limited run of...
Tamasyn Gambell has designed print for Louis Vuitton and Yves Saint Laurent. With her eponymous brand she creates luxurious, considered designs using environmentally and socially responsible methods. When Tamasyn approached us suggesting a collaboration, the idea of printing onto Herdwyck No.10 tweed immediately connected our appreciation of graphic pattern and Herdwick sheep smit-marks. Read more on our Journal post.
In 2011 rising womenswear brand Irwin & Jordan approached us for assistance with bags for their runway show. Our Reporter Satchel was reworked in navy pinstripe wool chalkstripe and converted into a neat backpack. Our first collaboration. Good start.
Cherchbi began in 2007 with a simple idea to make bags using the discarded wool of the ancient Herdwick breed. The transformation of this low value fleece into high quality cloth was much more complex than anticipated and infact took almost four years. Read more about this process in the About section of this website. The first collection of Herdwyck wool tweed bags finally launched at the Pitti Uomo menswear fair in January 2011.