Fernweh is a brand that uses natural inspiration to create high quality, purpose driven bags that bring a little adventure to everyday life. Their inspiration is always tied back to the lands in which the products are created, meaning you can take a little piece of Scotland with you on every adventure - whether it's a camping trip, a weekend abroad or just nipping out for groceries.
Using traditional materials and methods, Fernweh ensured their oak bark tanning is a slow and zero waste process, taking 14 months to tan each hide. There is only one oak bark tannery left in the UK, on the site of an ancient tannery, and it is powered by a 400-year old water wheel. This shows the levels of authenticity their team goes to in order to create something sustainable and traditional.
Another core value and passion for the business is sustainability, and Laura and the team strive to create a brand that reflects these values. With minimal waste, reused offcuts and by building slow fashion products designed to last, each step of the Fernweh handcrafting process ensures ethical consumption.