Hello! My name is Josh.
I run Ashdown from the stunning South West UK coast in a studio in Poole, Dorset. Alongside being a product designer, I am also a maker and fixer of things, as well as an avid cyclist and runner.
All of my products are thoroughly considered and designed using the 'Less But Better' principles. Hence the choice of materials and manufacturing techniques.
Originally established in 2016, 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.
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 materials with the highest quality hardware we can find. All materials have to be clean, simple and robust.
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 label. This tells you what number of the batch they are. Otherwise products are made to order. One by one.
We design and make bespoke products in our studio in Dorset, UK.
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.
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.
Feel free to drop us an email at anytime about our products or our bespoke design and make service: [email protected]