Not following trends is a point of pride for Trevor Pickett, founder of eponymous luxury leather goods brand Pickett. “Fashion trends purely impact our designs by colour,” he explains. Fiercely loyal to employing British artisans who practice traditional techniques, quality comes first at Pickett. And it is this commitment that is the secret to the brand’s enduring success. “Our products are made to last and there is a huge amount of care and attention that goes into making them,” says Pickett.
Although Pickett products are fashioned in the UK, the leathers come from all over the world to ensure they are the best because the quality of the leather used is of paramount importance to the finished item. “The pigskin leather comes from South America and the cape (lambskin) leather traditionally comes from the East Coast of Africa,” says Pickett. And although the company sells an array of products including handbags, briefcases and wallets, it is the gloves that best showcase the soft and supple quality of the leather.