Beginnings in architecture

 “I believe we all deserve to be surrounded by good design and, as a professional architectural photographer, I spend my working life trying to capture and represent it.

I’ve become accustomed to looking at the detail of everything around me and wondering why things are the way they are. And inevitably this has made me question the things I buy, wear and have in my home. To me there is something special about carefully choosing the things I need and live with every day, so that each object has meaning as well as function.

My wardrobe has become more considered in recent years. Now I buy things I love and which last. They all have a provenance I admire and they do their job well. It’s a satisfying experience to search for these items – possessions I intend to use and enjoy for a long time to come.

The one item that fits uneasily into this way of constructing my wardrobe has been belts. They seem to be treated almost as an afterthought by most brands. That doesn’t sit well with me – I want everything I buy and use to be thoughtfully designed and well made.”

Chris Goldstraw, Founder of Awling

Beginnings in architecture

 “I believe we all deserve to be surrounded by good design and, as a professional architectural photographer, I spend my working life trying to capture and represent it.

I’ve become accustomed to looking at the detail of everything around me and wondering why things are the way they are. And inevitably this has made me question the things I buy, wear and have in my home. To me there is something special about carefully choosing the things I need and live with every day, so that each object has meaning as well as function.

My wardrobe has become more considered in recent years. Now I buy things I love and which last. They all have a provenance I admire and they do their job well. It’s a satisfying experience to search for these items – possessions I intend to use and enjoy for a long time to come.

The one item that fits uneasily into this way of constructing my wardrobe has been belts. They seem to be treated almost as an afterthought by most brands. That doesn’t sit well with me – I want everything I buy and use to be thoughtfully designed and well made.”

Chris Goldstraw, Founder of Awling

Beginnings in architecture

 “I believe we all deserve to be surrounded by good design and, as a professional architectural photographer, I spend my working life trying to capture and represent it.

I’ve become accustomed to looking at the detail of everything around me and wondering why things are the way they are. And inevitably this has made me question the things I buy, wear and have in my home. To me there is something special about carefully choosing the things I need and live with every day, so that each object has meaning as well as function.

My wardrobe has become more considered in recent years. Now I buy things I love and which last. They all have a provenance I admire and they do their job well. It’s a satisfying experience to search for these items – possessions I intend to use and enjoy for a long time to come.

The one item that fits uneasily into this way of constructing my wardrobe has been belts. They seem to be treated almost as an afterthought by most brands. That doesn’t sit well with me – I want everything I buy and use to be thoughtfully designed and well made.”

Chris Goldstraw, Founder of Awling

Beginnings in architecture

 “I believe we all deserve to be surrounded by good design and, as a professional architectural photographer, I spend my working life trying to capture and represent it.

I’ve become accustomed to looking at the detail of everything around me and wondering why things are the way they are. And inevitably this has made me question the things I buy, wear and have in my home. To me there is something special about carefully choosing the things I need and live with every day, so that each object has meaning as well as function.

My wardrobe has become more considered in recent years. Now I buy things I love and which last. They all have a provenance I admire and they do their job well. It’s a satisfying experience to search for these items – possessions I intend to use and enjoy for a long time to come.

The one item that fits uneasily into this way of constructing my wardrobe has been belts. They seem to be treated almost as an afterthought by most brands. That doesn’t sit well with me – I want everything I buy and use to be thoughtfully designed and well made.”

Chris Goldstraw, Founder of Awling

Design

The Awling design approach blends traditional English leather goods materials and techniques with simple functionality and a modern aesthetic.

Our designer has 25 years’ creative experience in the leather goods industry, this is apparent in our understated yet confident design style. During the creative process details are pared back and distilled to their essence. This simplification creates a strong aesthetic and also highlights the quality of our materials.

Our work practices and materials are essentially the same as those employed by leather craftspeople for centuries. Vegetable tanned saddle leather is paired with solid brass or pewter buckles and cut, stitched and finished by hand. These materials are inherently beautiful, in appearance and to touch, and only improve with age and use.

We balance our reverence for tradition with modern design cues. Powder coated colour, clean edge finishing, considered proportion and minimal detailing subtly harmonise with traditional elements. Awling belts represent a uniquely contemporary take on Britain’s leather making heritage.

Design

The Awling design approach blends traditional English leather goods materials and techniques with simple functionality and a modern aesthetic.

Our designer has 25 years’ creative experience in the leather goods industry, this is apparent in our understated yet confident design style. During the creative process details are pared back and distilled to their essence. This simplification creates a strong aesthetic and also highlights the quality of our materials.

Our work practices and materials are essentially the same as those employed by leather craftspeople for centuries. Vegetable tanned saddle leather is paired with solid brass or pewter buckles and cut, stitched and finished by hand. These materials are inherently beautiful, in appearance and to touch, and only improve with age and use.

We balance our reverence for tradition with modern design cues. Powder coated colour, clean edge finishing, considered proportion and minimal detailing subtly harmonise with traditional elements. Awling belts represent a uniquely contemporary take on Britain’s leather making heritage.

Design

The Awling design approach blends traditional English leather goods materials and techniques with simple functionality and a modern aesthetic.

Our designer has 25 years’ creative experience in the leather goods industry, this is apparent in our understated yet confident design style. During the creative process details are pared back and distilled to their essence. This simplification creates a strong aesthetic and also highlights the quality of our materials.

Our work practices and materials are essentially the same as those employed by leather craftspeople for centuries. Vegetable tanned saddle leather is paired with solid brass or pewter buckles and cut, stitched and finished by hand. These materials are inherently beautiful, in appearance and to touch, and only improve with age and use.

We balance our reverence for tradition with modern design cues. Powder coated colour, clean edge finishing, considered proportion and minimal detailing subtly harmonise with traditional elements. Awling belts represent a uniquely contemporary take on Britain’s leather making heritage.

Design

The Awling design approach blends traditional English leather goods materials and techniques with simple functionality and a modern aesthetic.

Our designer has 25 years’ creative experience in the leather goods industry, this is apparent in our understated yet confident design style. During the creative process details are pared back and distilled to their essence. This simplification creates a strong aesthetic and also highlights the quality of our materials.

Our work practices and materials are essentially the same as those employed by leather craftspeople for centuries. Vegetable tanned saddle leather is paired with solid brass or pewter buckles and cut, stitched and finished by hand. These materials are inherently beautiful, in appearance and to touch, and only improve with age and use.

We balance our reverence for tradition with modern design cues. Powder coated colour, clean edge finishing, considered proportion and minimal detailing subtly harmonise with traditional elements. Awling belts represent a uniquely contemporary take on Britain’s leather making heritage.

Modernist

Handmade in England from Italian leather
with a powder coated solid brass buckle.

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Modernist Exposed

Handmade in England from Italian leather
with a powder coated solid brass buckle.

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Original

Handmade in England from Italian leather
with a hand-finished pewter buckle

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Original

Handmade in England from Italian leather with a hand-finished pewter buckle

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Original

Handmade in England from Italian leather with a hand-finished pewter buckle

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Braided

Handmade in England from Italian leather
with a powder coated solid brass buckle.

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Braided

Handmade in England from Italian leather with a powder coated solid brass buckle.

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Braided

Handmade in England from Italian leather with a powder coated solid brass buckle.

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