Handcrafted In Great Britain, 100% Recycled & Award-Winning
Combining British craft manufacturing with a discerning modern-minimalist style, ANCHOR & CREW is multi-award winning ever since 2014 and believes in having a highly ethical and traceable supply chain.
With fans in over 85 countries, ANCHOR & CREW takes ownership of an exploratory lifestyle and enjoys the Happy-Good Life, creating unisex jewellery, accessories and lifestyle goods. Timelessly British by design and manufacture, ANCHOR & CREW is particularly known for our anchor, rope and leather bracelets, amongst others.
At ANCHOR & CREW every product is handcrafted by celebrated craftsmen to ensure our high standards of quality. Operating a truly ethical, traceable and transparent supply chain with materials sourced from highly conscious sources, we are driven to empower our customers to make the right choice with the right information and enact change within our industry. Placing a dedicated amount of energy into the completion of any design, from sketching and moulding to processing, finishing and assembly, we enjoy the value of craftsmanship.
Store: ANCHOR & CREW, 8/9 (Basement) Sadler Gate, Derby, DE1 3NF (GB)
Craftsmanship + Materiality + Transparency + Sustainability
Our rope is hand wound, certified Navy grade and used by the GB Royal Navy, our silver and gold is 100% recycled .925 sterling and 9ct respectively - hallmarked accordingly -, our leather (hide and stingray) is natural and genuine, our natural stones entirely authentic, and all other subsidiary materials are of artisan materiality and character; there is no consideration of poor quality.
As well as exclusively using 100% recycled precious metals, ANCHOR & CREW is also not a jewellery brand that processes silver or gold coating of a base metal such as stainless steel or copper to create products with perceived added value. We're open to publish that there are many well-known jewellery and trusted fashion brands that do this, yet list their jewellery items online with comparative prices and ambiguous material descriptions only for their customers to realise their product degrading in months to come. For us, honesty to materials is key, and only solid precious metals provide lasting durability, quality as well as value. Together, craftsmanship, transparency and sustainability efforts epitomise ANCHOR & CREW.
Banks Mill, Our Original Home
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).
Globalisation. A Wonderful Thing, Right?
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 space, 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?
We believe 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.