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waxed canvas diaper bags cross body bags leather totes

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byHOLMgoods

waxed canvas diaper bags cross body bags leather totes

2406 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Anna

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NEVIS cross body bag is the ideal size for everyday work and play. Perfect travel companion as it's not too big and not too small !
N e w - LEWIS large diaper tote. I've been consistently asked for a tote with exterior pockets, so eventually I managed to take time out from regular orders and finalise the new design. More colourways to follow - my new favourite x
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About

At the heart of Holm is a passion for quality material, timeless design and skilled craftsmanship.

I grew up on the West coast of Scotland, the hills were literally my backyard and the seashore my playground, I made things from sticks & heather and built vast empires on the beach from sand & stones. These natural elements still influence my adult world. I’m all about simple pleasures - warm summer evenings eating outside, standing in the wilderness and feeling the awe of nature, listening to birdsong, lying on grass cloud watching or being lulled to sleep by the sound of waves on a pebble beach.... I'm a mad keen gardener & also have a particular fondness for beautifully crafted hand-thrown pottery and pistachio ice cream.
I learned to stitch from a very young age regularly taking things apart to see how they were constructed before reconstructing them. This feel for fabric and design took me on to Art school where I gained a 1st class Degree from Bristol UWE and went on to achieve my Masters Degrees at Central Saint Martins London, being lucky to then spend many years working there. Children arrived & my then career took a hike! Once I started getting the hang of motherhood I accepted that I needed to allow myself time to get back into the studio to design & make again.Having always made things this decision was the best I ever took and has allowed me to have this career I adore. I work from my home studio/workshop which overlooks my garden, the birds sing while I work and so do I, although theirs is a much prettier song.

Why Holm? It’s a Scottish word for a small island and Holm is where the heart is.

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  • Anna

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Worrier

  • Dolly Dog

    Confidant And Chief Distraction

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Last updated on 16 Jul, 2018
Frequently asked questions

looking for a custom size?

I'm always happy to discuss custom sizes etc get in touch and I let you know if it's do-able !

what is waxed canvas?

WAXED CANVAS is exactly as it sounds !
100% cotton canvas which is skilfully treated with wax to create a fabric that is bound with fantastic natural waterproof qualities

here at HOLM I only use the world’s finest quality waxed cotton which has been manufactured in Scotland since 1864. Originally used in rainwear for North Sea fishermen - it’s not only stood the test of time but proved those Scottish textile weavers know a thing or two about producing waterproof fabric, even The Queen is partial to a bit of waxed canvas especially when visiting Scotland.

I especially love waxed canvas as I adore it’s great natural eco credentials - I have a loathing for ‘man made’ plastic fabrics which end up all too soon as land-fill.

Wholesale availability

I supply to a select handful of boutiques around the world - if you would like to stock any of HOLM goods just get in touch and we can talk

Care instructions

waxed canvas is just like leather and likes to be wiped with a cloth - no sticking it in the machine or submerging in water - just a gentle hand clean.

Seller details
Anna Kirk
Sunrise, Barnfield
CREDITON, Devon EX17 3HY
United Kingdom