The concept behind nette is to create personal and beautifully made leather goods inspired by a love of old fashioned satchels and luggage.
With an inquisitive approach to design and a keen eye for detail, nette offers old-fashioned quality with a modern twist.
The designer, Johnette Taylor's fascination with leather accessories starts with dissecting old luggage and researching the construction of the Wild West saddle to discover old-fashioned techniques that define the classic style of nette — simple, practical products that are hard-wearing, improve with age and take on the harsh abuses of modern day living.
Johnette has created leather goods that not only look aesthetically pleasing, but are also completely functional. There are bags for the traveller, cyclist, photographer and the fashionista, in a nostalgic range of coloured leathers from cherry red to duck egg blue and dark tan.
nette leather goods are modern classics that improve and develop with wear, designed to be worn and loved by the wearer.
The product range includes iPad cases, purses, bike bags and many other accessories. The collection is made with care, using quality leathers and fittings from local suppliers.
Jonette has developed a strong knowledge of the luxury leather goods industry, but it wasn't until she approached The Prince's Trust in 2010 that she thought about setting up her own business. Johnette was accepted on to its Go for Growth scheme, provided with a loan and from there nette was born.
In July 2012 Johnette was awarded the Cockpit Arts/Radcliffe Trust Award, providing a further year's support to develop her business.
Her plan for the next 12 months is to pursue business growth and increased sales as well as develop her leather working skills. She intends to develop her online presence, capitalise on interest in her products from overseas and increase the number of independent retailers that stock nette' products
To see more of her work, visit www.netteleathergoods.com
Posted: 22 March 2019