The Molleé Story
Molleé is an independent business specialising in the design and crafting of luxury leather bags and lifestyle accessories. Operating from a small workshop in Wallingford (Oxfordshire), Molleé was established out of a desire to promote and retain traditional leather working techniques.
All products are designed in-house and handmade using only finest leather. Attention to detail is paramount and every product is unique or made in limited numbers to ensure exclusivity. The bags and accessories made, not only look great but are designed to stand the test of time.
Alongside a collection of products, a key focus of the business is commission based work. Molleé has an established track record of designing bespoke bags and lifestyle accessories for a wide range of clients. Visit the Commissions page for some of the more recent projects.
Building a Luxury Leather Brand in Oxfordshire
A word from the founder and chief craftsman (I say chief, it's just me!) - Graeme Yardley
Hello and thank you for taking the time to visit and read my website. When I tell people about Molleé, the brand and my journey, I am quick to point out that I am probably not the usual personal you would find in the fashion industry. I don't have a fashion or design degree and I definitely haven't gained experience working for a fashion house.
For the past two decades I have had a career in the corporate world, selecting and managing suppliers. During this time, I have been lucky enough to travel to most regions of the world and experience an array of cultures.
In 2012 I started a blog, writing about independent UK artisan businesses. I loved searching out small niche artists and craftspeople - often for furnishing my own home or buying gifts. I felt a desire to promote these small businesses and help give them some well earned air time, in a world where mass brands rule. And so my blog "Underdog Kingdom" was born.
At the end of 2017, I decided that I too wanted to be a part of this artisan movement. So over a whisky or two, a New Years resolution was set and the idea for the Molleé brand was born. Since then I have been working hard to build an independent luxury leather brand, with a few founding principles; that only the finest leather should be used. Everything will be hand designed and crafted, preserving traditional saddle stitching techniques and finally all products will be Made in England.