Smathers & Branson Southern Sportsman Needlepoint Toiletry Bag
Celebration of field sports on a toiletry bag!
A unique, hand-stitched luxury toiletry bag delivered all the way from Smathers & Branson, the original needlepoint belt brand in the USA. Field sports design, on a navy blue background, keeping all bases covered with shooting and fishing.
Smathers & Branson have created these exquisite accessories by searching high and low for the best Artisans in the business, and finding him in Vietnam. Each bag is lovingly hand-stitched and assembled – the incredible art of Needlepoint is time consuming, but Smathers & Branson have helped to create a Cottage Industry in Vietnamese villages supplying hundreds of people with a flexible job and income to aid their lifestyles.
Smathers & Branson joined forces in 2004, after looking to buy needlepoint belts and realising there was not a company that created the finished item. The biggest challenge they faced was finding an artisan skilled enough to create a product to the perfect standard they were looking for – but after spending time in Vietnam and meeting with stitchers face to face to outline exactly what it was they were seeking they found their artisans and have formed an incredible working relationship. Their new partner had plans to teach their needlepoint craft to 100 of his fellow villagers to provide jobs in the community, that were flexible around the rice harvest in the area. This mutualistic relationship has continued to grow; the villagers have been provided with a wonderful opportunity whilst creating beautiful, individual pieces for Smathers & Branson. Since the success of the belts, the company has gone on to make lots of different needlepoint accessories – all special, unique and make a wonderful addition to our Glaze & Gordon range.
The perfect present for the person that has everything!
From a weekend away to a long-haul trip, these are the perfect accessory to your luggage. You are guaranteed to find a design to suit even the hardest to please out of your family and friends, and this makes these luggage tags a wonderful gift opportunity for any occasion.
- Entirely hand-stitched and assembled.
- Stitched with French cotton thread
- Full Grain Italian Leather Body and Handle
- Nylon Interior with double water repellent finish
- Solid Brass Outer Zipper
- Interior includes 1 Zippered Pocket and 2 Leather Trimmed Accessory Pockets
- Measures 10.25” long x 4.75” high x 5” deep
- Many designs available – if we do not stock one which you would like then please e-mail us on firstname.lastname@example.org
10.25" x 4.75" x 5"
Care: If the cotton gets dirty, then use a small amount of soap with warm water and spot clean. For maximum protection you can use Scotchgard – but follow the instructions specifically and be careful to only treat the cotton thread.
Leather can be maintained with a leather cleaning product.