Who we are…
Founded by Laura-Marie Nixey in 2016, from the beginning our values have simply been:
Meaningful ~ British ~ Artisanship
NIXEY is committed to creating beautifully made leather goods, championing the skill, quality and heritage of the British Isles.
How NIXEY began…
It all started in 2016 with a sketchbook & pencil at my dining table in South London.
I have always loved leather & how it improves with age. One of my most treasured possessions is a leather belt of my mum’s, from the 70s. A seed of an idea grew to design something in leather which touched on my own family heritage, spanning England, Scotland & Ireland.
My Grandpa Jock grew up in Polbeth, just outside Edinburgh & although he spent much of his life in England he never lost his wonderful accent, which I loved listening to as a child. To him, everything that was good in life was Scottish & he was rarely without a cup of “Scottish” Tea (strong, milky with an unmentionable number of sugars!). From thoughts of Grandpa Jock, I began researching Scotland’s history & in turn, the traditional sporran.
Working for over a decade in the Arts & Craft industry, I‘ve always had a real passion for the artisanship thriving in Britain today. I wanted to find a traditional sporran maker to create my design & I was in luck when I found a wonderful workshop near the Highlands who brought my ideas to life. From there, the original 1834 bag was born.
Today I run NIXEY from my flat in London where I live with my partner Alex & our little boy Dylan. We take regular family trips to Scotland & on every visit I take inspiration from its beauty & diversity.