What defines us? Hand crafted luxury, incredible detailing, glamour, timeless elegance and sheer romance.
It all feels so exciting and new here at Britten; yet we have come so far. Every day we send pieces all over the world, from Singapore to California via Ghana. We feature regularly in the biggest magazines like Condé Nast’s Brides (the wedding industries ‘VOGUE’) and all over the internet at Rock my Wedding and Love my Dress and many others. The biggest honour so far? Our nomination for Perfect Wedding Magazines 2013 award for ‘Best Hair Accessories’. Selected by a small panel we feature alongside the UK’s best designers.
We are meticulous and painstaking. No element of what we do is more or less important than any other. A good example are our gift boxes. They are made by hand and took months to get right. They have to look and feel right whilst being tough enough to protect our heirloom pieces for the next generation. We know more about different types of cardboard than we care to admit! We want every piece to feel delightful from the moment you snip the ribbon and untie the handmade lace dust bags.
The boss at Britten is Sarah Jane; a graduate of Cordwainers College (London College of Fashion). Her career started in the world of couture footwear in London but moved away from the leather working of her training and early career in 2011. The shift was born of the need to rediscover a wider creativity and working with brides is a wonderful happy existence!
Like any fine wine or diamond the origin of every Britten accessory is important. Each piece is made to order in our beautiful workshop just outside the ancient Roman city of Bath. Every bead is hand-sewn, every pattern hand-cut and every flower hand-pressed. If you’d like to know more about exactly what the phrase ‘made in Britain’ means to us you can find out more here – ‘Britten; Made in Britain‘.
Whilst we hope you can find just the thing you have been looking for amongst our growing number of pieces don’t despair if you cannot! We create and despatch bespoke pieces every day so if you don’t find what you love then do get in touch. E-mail us via firstname.lastname@example.org or just give us a call on 01225 866892. If you are calling from outside the UK the dial 0044 1225 866892. Do bear in mind the time difference, we don’t work all night very often .
We’re a small team, growing fast, who love what we do and strive for that effortless British style of luxury. Do get in touch, we’d love to hear from you!