notre histoire

Born in London, raised in Paris

John Woodbridge Makers is a leather goods brand born in London from the meeting between an avid traveler and history enthusiast and the great-grandson of a sports equipment manufacturer from the beginning of the twentieth century.

The serendipitous encounter led to our re-editions of iconic leather objects from the era of modern sport pioneers and a range of bags and luggage in classic styles inspired by old school adventurers, handcrafted according to traditional know-how with carefully chosen materials.

Our shop is based in Saint Germain des Prés in Paris, the city we call home.

Our collections

The John Woodbridge Makers collections are presented in two main parts: Gentleman's Sport and Travel.

Our Gentleman's Sport collection is an ode to the aesthetic refinement of vintage sports objects. Amongst our offerings are boxing gloves, rugby balls, and handsome re-editions of iconic leather footballs from the nascent years of the World Cup. The most beloved pieces from this collection are our English Boxing objects—Hand-polished punching bags, leather gym mattresses, medicine balls, and skipping ropes finished with our signature aged leather patina—ideal for composing an elegant home gym. Our Travel collection evokes seafaring English officers and languid journeys on the Orient Express. Sober, unencumbered, and practical yet never without poetry, our pieces are infused with nostalgia but remains perfectly adapted to present day demands. Weekend bags are cabin-sized, gym bags fit perfectly into a locker, and document bags are sized for laptop computers. They are crafted using the same robust leather as our sports collection.

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