7th October 2016
by Josie Mills
‘In this world of throw-away products I aim for my designs to be classic, wearable and to become like a trusty old friend’ – Debbie MacPherson (Freeload Accessories)
Freeload Accessories, the creation of accessories-maker Debbie MacPherson, is a fashion-led leather bags and accessories maker for men and women. Debbie’s designs make for the perfect gifts that your partner, family or friend will cherish for a long time to come. All their products are lovingly hand-crafted in their South Devon studio using the highest quality of Italian leathers and their trade-mark saddlery fittings.
A skilled maker, Debbie began her career in 1995 learning traditional techniques of shoemaking from a small shoemakers based in Saltash, Cornwall. Mastering every aspect of pattern cutting, stitching and lasting, Debbie became enamoured with designing. Following her dream Debbie embarked on a degree, specialising in accessories at Cordwainers College, it was there that Debbie discovered her love of bag making.
Freeload Accessories’ luxury designs reflect the years of training and skilled designing that Debbie achieved throughout her education. By extending her making and pattern cutting skills and exploring the concept of fashion and design, Debbie created Freeload Accessories’ signature look.
Debbie’s fascination with handbags came from her belief that ‘handbags are beautiful objects in their own right’. Unlike clothing, bags do not necessarily require a person wearing them to add character and bring them to life.
Freeload Accessories’ products are a favourite for gifts, they are the definition of luxury fashion as well as timeless design. The MacBook cases are particularly popular, available in a range of colours, which can be tailored to any laptop or tablet.
A particularly popular feature Freeload Accessories offers is personalisation; giving you the option to make a gift that extra special and unique with an interior leather label featuring a message of your choice.
Taking inspiration from the natural world, a vintage find or what’s currently on trend, Debbie is able to give her products a timeless design. Capitalising upon this inspiration, Debbie mixes traditional design techniques with a modern twist; the use of the highest quality Italian leather with feature stitching and a chunky brass or nickel saddlery fittings.
To see Freeload Accessories’ collection click here