- ANCHOR & CREW
- Our Story: Anchor & Crew®
Our Story: Anchor & Crew®
The ANCHOR & CREW Story, The Silversmith & Accessory House Of The East Midlands
The above building is where we call home. A disused mill, our creative hub.
A nation with a long history of manufacturing that has seen it's focus shift towards the services sector in recent times, it is the East and West Midlands of Great Britain that have long been acknowledged as the epicentre of such innovation and revolutionary factory systems. Much of the world's railways and airplanes find that their humble entrepreneurial beginnings originate from the East Midlands and with a core focus on textiles, iron and steel making and engineering, other manufacturing sectors that have helped the area be such a manufacturing hub include motor vehicle production and brewing. Included in the area's roster of fine industrial prestige include Rolls Royce Engineering (aerospace manufacture), Jaguar Landrover, JC Bamford, Toyota and Michelin (motor vehicle manufacture), Bombardier and Alstom (rail manufacture), Molson Coors, Marston's and Carlsberg (brewing), and Paul Smith, Vivienne Westwood and Sunspel (fashion).
That said, should we now accept that manufacturing is moving away from the British Isles? Should we now embrace the nation's new, cleaner appeal and accept that everything is more profitable this way? Should we have read our Beer 101 book with more concentration than was owed after that fifth pint was so quickly drunk before we expanded into more workshop space? Entirely at home in our industrial building, every detail of its former years and industries remain.
Many cold winters and mild summers have passed as we continue to be frustrated by the world's industrial shift away from the East and West Midlands and question the above questions, and yet, sticking by our true roots and standing side by side by other industrial companies, we remain here, in the heart of Great Britain. When did we get so good at manufacturing and exporting that other countries replicated our model? Globalisation is a wonderful thing, isn't it?
ANCHOR & CREW believes in the glory of industry, the excellence of craftsmanship, the innovation in manufacturing and the investment in skill, and by this we are proudly from the East Midlands, handcrafted in Great Britain.
Our Maxim. Award-Winning, Modern-Naval And Timelessly British
Multi-award winning since 2014, ANCHOR & CREW combines naval heritage with a modern style and new vision. Our celebrated designers take inspiration from mechanical and nautical objects, anchors and the happy-good life, and recreates innovative and industrial designs of the past into modern day unisex accessories, jewellery and quality lifestyle goods. Timelessly British by design and manufacture, ANCHOR & CREW is particularly known for our fashionable anchor bracelets, stylishly durable rope bracelets, modern-naval jewellery and unique travellers goods. Modern Naval, In Quality We Trust. The Happy-Good Life.
At ANCHOR & CREW every product is handcrafted by celebrated craftsmen that ensures our high standards of quality. Very proud of this, each of our fellows love to support British manufacturing while contributing toward a luxury lifestyle; this is reflected in our 1-year brand warranty and care instructions that are included within the packaging of every purchase (jewellery and accessories only).
With a great amount of energy placed into the completion of any design, from sketching and moulding to processing, finishing and assembly, our craftsmen epitomise ANCHOR & CREW. With all raw materials sourced locally, we support our community and fellow manufacturers, and the quality of our products is consequentially very high. Our rope is hand wound, certified Navy grade and used by the GB Royal Navy, our silver is purely .925 sterling and hallmarked accordingly, our leather is natural and genuine, and all subsidiary materials are of artisan character; there is no consideration of poor quality. Some brands may want to process the silver coating of a base metal, fabricate a look and then advertise their products as high quality, but that's their choice, we won't.
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