Welcome to The Foundry Design.

Affordable quality, the new cool in leather bags.

Original, on-trend. Designed in England.

Our model

Founded by Cheryl Penman in association with long standing international partners, selected from a 15 year career at Arcadia Group and River Island. Cheryl spotted a gap in today’s market for fashionable, good quality yet affordable leather bags and, using these longstanding contacts, developed the idea into the Foundry Design.

The dedicated team oversee every stage of the journey of every single product – from its British design, high quality manufacture to its UK based distribution and sale. Cutting out the middle-man means, not only can we keep our prices super-low, but we can also be quick on our feet – delivering the very latest in emerging trends to your doorstep ahead of the high street giants.

What’s more, we can also guarantee you won’t find anyone else wearing the same thing.

Our ethics

Here at The Foundry Design, we think our customers will find even greater comfort in the way we do business. Because we do and make everything personally, our ethical trading policies run at the very heart of our business. The Foundry Design adheres to the Ethical Factory Audit Trading Programme which ensures regular employment, under decent conditions and at a fair wage. All our policies and procedures also conform to International Labour Organisational Standards.

We are pleased to support the Railway Children Charity, a charity that helps vulnerable children in the UK, India and Africa.

Our stance on animal welfare

The Foundry Design also adheres to the Declaration of Ethical Compliance for Animal Products, which requires that all our products come from fair and ethical sources. This means we guarantee that all goods from animal origin, including leather, are exclusively by-products of animals raised for food.

Our environment

Of course, we also strive to use resources as efficiently as possible to keep wastage to a minimum. And our transport methods and recycling processes are also kind to the environment.


We have appointed key stockists and will be expanding this list selectively.

The Laden Showroom
103 Brick Lane
E1 6SE

The Mercatile London
17 Lamb Street
E1 6EA

Lauren Cole
74a High Street
CM12 9BS.