About

About

Established in 2016 by designers Josh and Jacob. Ashdown is an evolution of previous bag making projects and was started as a platform to design and make honest, robust and beautiful carry goods.

Josh now runs Ashdown from the stunning South West UK coast in a studio in Poole, Dorset, alongside being a product designer.

All products are thoroughly considered and designed using the 'Less But Better' principles. Hence the choice of materials and manufacturing techniques.

 


Materials

Our choice of materials is those that will age well and function well for a long time.

Products are based around the highest quality cotton canvas. We use canvas of different weights and finishes across our range. We pair our base material with the highest quality hardware we can find. Everything has to be simple and robust.

 

Manufacturing

All of our products are designed and made in Dorset, UK. There's no faceless, mass manufacturing here.

Our stock products are made in very short limited runs. They come with a numbered 'Product Card'. This tells you what number of the batch they are, and who checked that they're made to our high standard.

We design and make bespoke products in our studio in Dorset, UK.

 

Lifetime Repairs

Lifetime repairs for the original owner come as standard for any manufacturing defects. We will also help out with repairing any products involved in accidents, at a reasonable cost, where we can. These are products for life.

 


Product Care

We do not advise machine washing our products. To remove dust and dirt allow product to dry and remove with a stiff brush. Spot clean with a damp cloth and a gentle soap if necessary. Dry and then re-coat with wax to bring back colour and weather protection.

Contact Us

Feel free to drop us an email at anytime about our products or our bespoke design and make service: hello@ashdownbags.com