It's not quite time to ditch the trench coat but Spring is definitely in the air. To celebrate these extra daylight hours & the long Easter weekend we are offering 15% off the full 1834 Collection with the promo code TREAT at checkout.
Uniting the skill of two Scottish artisans, the Tweed & Tartans of the new 1834s are woven from natural wool fibres by a family company with a 200 year history. Traditional sporran makers then cut & craft the fabric with leather to create each bag.
Fusing time-honoured craftsmanship & contemporary design, the 1834 celebrates the very best of British.
Tartan In Time
Tartan has had an illustrious connection with Scotland & the British Isles for centuries. Globally revered, this renowned fabric now has universal reach. Here's some fascinating facts to prove it:
- Elvis Presley had THREE tartans designed in his name.
- Astronaut Alan Bean, took a piece of family tartan to the moon on the 1969 Apollo 12 mission.
- As the biggest importer of Outer Hebridean Tweed, Japan has also had several tartans dedicated to it. Hello Kitty even has her very own tartan!
A National & International Treasure.
🌟Winners of Mentoring from Andy Yates Mail Online Great British Entrepreneur Challenge!🌟
For the full and article and list of winners, click here.
From Laura-Marie Nixey:
I am thrilled to start this new chapter working with Andy Yates. The twists and turns of the start-up journey is TOUGH, having this chance to talk through the big decisions with such an experienced and friendly ear is priceless. Sheer belief in NIXEY, passion for British manufacturing and the support of my wonderful customers, friends and family has been the driving force behind the brand so far. Big congrats to the other winners. I am so grateful to Andy Yates and the Mail Online for this opportunity and can’t wait to take this next step #withmy1834
with Not On The High Street
Love comes in all different shapes and sizes. I am so grateful to the wonderful women in my family who have given me so much support throughout my first year in business. Valentines is a chance to tell all your nearest and dearest how much they mean to you, so why not join us and Not On The High Street and #LoveThoughtfully.
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We are launching new additions to the NIXEY Collection at Scotland's Spring Trade Fair this weekend.
New personalised gifts include initial bag-charms, keyrings and coin purses, beautifully gift wrapped to give as a little piece of Scotland in a box.
New 1834 bag designs will also launch at the show, in tartan, tweed and velvet, celebrating our love of quintessentially Celtic & British style.
If you are visiting the show, we would love to see you. Please find us on Stand K40.
NIXEY is shortlisted by the Mail Online
We are completely blown away to have reached the final of the Mail Online's Great British Entrepreneur Challenge.
Selected by the Angel Investor Andy Yates and the This is Money team, NIXEY has come a long way since we launched last September at Scotland's Trade Fair, when I was six months pregnant!
Congratulations to all the Finalists, the winner will be announced in January.
Visit Daily Mail This Is Money for a full round-up of the competition so far.
The 1834 is something special for someone special.
Beautifully handcrafted by artisan leather makers in a workshop bordering the Highlands, the 1834 is a gift that celebrates timeless Celtic design and British craftsmanship.
This month, find us featured alongside many exclusive present ideas in the
Celtic Life Holiday Gift Guide
Cosy up in front of the fire and read about us in the Christmas Edition of Scottish Field too.
Produced by traditional sporran makers,
each 1834 can be worn by both men and women.
As a contemporary sporran and as a bag, the 1834 has been designed to complement the modern lifestyle. The expandable leather inner has been created specifically to allow for everyday essentials, such as a phone and wallet.
Designed with an adjustable strap, each 1834 can be worn around the waist of both men and women or as a shoulder bag.
We're thrilled to announce that we are now part of the Wolf and Badger community, available through their online store.
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“A proper portal for exciting fashion finds” SUNDAY TIMES STYLE
“Home to some of Britain’s hottest emerging design talent”YOU (THE MAIL ON SUNDAY)
It's been a busy month at NIXEY HQ as, much to our excitement, we can also be found on the THEN AND NOW online store!
With Festival Season in full swing, the 1834 is the perfect companion for hazy summer days spent in the great outdoors.
This modern reinterpretation of the leather sporran by NIXEY stays true to the traditional Celtic design essence.
Born out of necessity in the 12th century, Highland warriors were the first to wear a sporran, over the kilt - a single piece of tartan cloth requiring no tailoring, and therefore no pockets.
Honouring this original functionality, each 1834 seamlessly transitions from a waist bag, perfect for country pursuits and summer festivals, to a daytime cross-body bag, to an evening shoulder handbag.
Designed with an expanding leather gusset - for all those festival necessities - each bag is compact yet deceivingly spacious. Ideal for the British outdoors any additional essentials - like an umbrella or pac-a-mac - can be clipped to the bag using the classic trigger hooks on the back.
Charlotte in England, the country lifestyle and fashion expert, recently styled the
1834 Cream Bovine and reviewed the design for her blog.
To read the full review, visit Charlotte's website
We loved what she had to say:
We were especially excited to receive this beautiful shot shown below, of the first 1834 to reach American shores! Taken by our lovely customer Carol in Illinois.
The 1834 Red. Photo Credit @carol.wheatcroft
Thank you to all those who visited us at the Launch Gallery at Glasgow's Spring Fair, it was great to see you.
We had a fantastic few days and enjoyed introducing everyone to the youngest member of the NIXEY team!
We are delighted to launch our online store! View the complete 1834 Collection and discover the craftsmanship behind each bag, made in the Highlands of Scotland.