Who we are…

Founded by Laura-Marie Nixey in 2016, from the beginning our values have simply been:

Meaningful ~ British ~ Artisanship 

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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.

Laura x

Early sketchbook ideas for logo designs and initial concepts for The 1834 collection.

Early sketchbook ideas for logo designs and initial concepts for The 1834 collection.

Laura with partner Alex and little boy Dylan in Summer 2017.

Laura with partner Alex and little boy Dylan in Summer 2017.