Category: Handmade in Britain

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Summer –> Autumn

So, that was summer then? And what a beauty she’s been! At BB HQ it’s mostly been very hot, sometimes too hot and quite often involved some awesome solar power behind our ongoing plans, developments, partnerships and future scoping. The summer months have provided a great platform from which to review the operations to date, […]

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June Know What I Mean?!

It’s been another exciting month at Both Barrels HQ. Records have tumbled in the coffee-drunk-in-a-month stakes & plans long in the works are taking shape across our digital platforms. Father’s Day In the early part of June, we celebrated Father’s Day. In fact, we’ve dedicated all of this month to the Dads with our COOLDAD […]

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MA(Y)NCHESTER

May in Manchester has been incredible! One of the busiest, most diverse & challenging months is complete. We’re exhausted but very excited! Altrincham Market Pop-Up We kicked off the month with a successful pop-up appearance at Altrincham Market. This incredible place is something of a spiritual home as we share a postcode! The opportunity to […]

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Spring. Sprung!

It’s been another exciting month at Both Barrels HQ. One in which we’ve been busy making plans, new partnerships & innovating around our developing business. Helpfully it’s been sunny in Manchester. Good news all round! We’ll be appearing as part of the monthly design theme at our fabulous local market in Altrincham. As a brand […]

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March-ing On

March in Manchester has been quite the month. In addition to the GCSE group at AGGS and undergraduate trade event at MMU, Both Barrels appeared at a second appointment. This time to guest lecture the Fashion Buying and Merchandising Masters students at Manchester Fashion Institute. Tasked with six questions, which unfolded in to 18 questions, […]

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Both Barrels make debut appearance at Top Drawer

Both Barrels have this week been at Olympia in London for Top Drawer 2018, as part of the event’s first carefully curated selection on ‘Men Only’ brands. The convention began on Sunday January 14th and draws to a close on Tuesday 16th, and has been an excellent opportunity for Both Barrels to meet face-to-face with […]

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2018: The Year of Ultra Violet

One of the major headlines in the fashion world at the end of each year is the announcement of Pantone’s Colour of the Year for the following 12 months, and we’d like to think our designer luggage and laptop sleeves are ahead of the curve for 2018. For the past year or more, one of […]

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Happy birthday, Both Barrels!

It’s been a big year for Both Barrels since launching our executive luggage, and while many people will be celebrating Christmas and New Year’s, our celebrations started in November as we reached our first birthday. So we’d like to take a moment to look back over the past 12 months of product launches and developments, […]

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Pack your bags for a long weekend in Manchester

Manchester is the real heartland of Both Barrels, but what is it about the city that cements its appeal not only for those who call it home, but also for those who come as visitors to the area all year round? There’s an old joke that if you ask a Brummie which is England’s second […]

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Both Barrels’ Best of Britannia ‘best of the best’

The Best of Britannia show in London on October 12th-13th was a showcase for some of the nation’s most exciting and relevant fashion brands in everything from clothing to jewellery to accessories like our own designer luggage, as well as a chance to encourage more consumers to buy British. Here’s our round-up of the ‘best […]

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