Our Story

amanda gallagher, tinbox angel, our story

Amanda's story

Working from a small touring caravan which was bought for the sole purpose of creating a home for the ever growing fabric supplies needed to 'feed her soul'. Amanda worked for two happy years, based in Lancashire on the edge of the lake district  oblivious to the outside world and with only her radio as company. The caravan is the Tinbox in her story, along with her Angel, the beloved sewing machine which her late Mother left her, cleverly knowing full well that at some point Amanda would learn to use. However Amanda's joy of sewing has ignited a passion for the design and creation of bags, that not even her Angel could've predicted. The wonderful path Amanda and her designs have enjoyed the past four years has been inconceivable. In 2016 a purpose built workshop was constructed in Amanda's garden and has now been turned into a second workshop. Since 2019, Tinbox Angel has been based at the Covered Yard on King Street in the historical city centre of Lancaster, a stones throw away from Lancaster Castle owned by the current Duke of Lancaster Queen Elizabeth ,  the new home to Tinbox Angel in this ever growing success story.


Ever growing creativity

Despite many challenges - being the owners, designers and producers of a leather bag company isn’t easy work - our love for leather has only increased throughout the years, much like patina! We’ve always been committed to innovating, creating, changing, adapting and improving our products. A milestone in our story - we launched a luxury leather range in 2018 and it proved to be a wonderful and popular addition to Amanda’s initial textile creations. It was a huge step for the business, and one which took considerable planning to integrate these products into her popular catalogue of fabric creations. 2018 was the most wonderful year for Tinbox Angel, who continues to add to the ever growing number of designs from small leather goods to large practical bags. Now, we’re expanding with a brand new website, new equipment to keep personalising your wallets and journals in fabulous ways, new leathers and new designs - and we are excited for what is yet to come.


Luxury Leather Gifts Made in England

Our Story, Tinbox Angel, Velvet clutch, evening bag, navy, flowers

At Tinbox Angel we are a small team of leather lovers specialised in leathercraft: we are Producers of luxury leather handbags and quality accessories, handcrafted/handmade in Lancashire, in the north of England. The uniqueness of our products starts with the raw materials and continues right through to the skills and attention to detail of the crafts person who makes them into the luxury leather goods that Tinbox Angel are famous for.

Our range is a carefully blended mix of modern and classic: we simply couldn’t choose. That means you are sure to find something that not only suits your style and requirements but also your budget. And if it doesn’t? Send us a message and we can help you choose the right item for you. The designs are combined with traditional leather skills and are quintessentially and unashamedly made in Britain. No two pieces are exactly the same: from the unicity of the different hides, the stitches, the personalisation all the way to the careful packaging.

Our leather handbags and gifts are exclusive, yet affordable. Our ethos is to supply quality leather goods to people who appreciate the work from handcrafted suppliers. These luxurious handmade goods offer unrivalled quality, which is never compromised as many of our lovely customers have reviewed us on Facebook, Google and Etsy!

Thank you for trusting our craftwork and supporting us!