Catherine Aitken

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Catherine Aitken

Deep in Trainspotting country, next to the Water of Leith and all the bars and restaurants you could ask for is the Catherine Aitken studio. Based in Leith, in the north of Edinburgh and close to the port – this little studio space teems with industry, originality and vitality. The Water of Leith – wonderful to work beside such a fabulous part of Edinburgh.

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What’s it about?

Heritage cloths

Harris Tweed, Fife Linens, waxed cottons from Dundee, tartans, vintage materials and Scottish deerskin and natural veg tan leathers. If it’s beautiful – we want to use it – especially if it’s produced locally.

The flow of the cloth

We don’t use any rubber or plastic stiffners in the making of the bags. The bags are soft but sturdy, taking on a more natural shape, making them so tactile that you really get a sense of the tweed.

The luxury being in the process

All our designs are made in Scotland, most in the studio itself. From start to finish, made here in Scotland, by hand, with love and care.

A simple aesthetic

Offering a practical and stylish addition to the urban adventurer’s wardrobe; tying in those heritage cloths with a fresh and fashionable flair,embodying style and strength, beauty and purpose.

Customer care and service

Offering the best, caring about the entire journey from beginning to the end when it lands in your hands. Loving what we do, making original designs, offering bespoke so that if it’s not your bag you see on the site we can give you what you really, really want. You expressing your individuality With our designs and having an emotional connection to your wardrobe. want to keep doing it!