STOW was founded in 2013 by Carol Lovell, with a mission to create luxurious, practical and life-lasting heritage leather accessories for home and away organisation.
The shapes of traditional travel accessories influence the brands designs - updated for the 21st century in contemporary, colourful and practical designs. It was Carol’s leather writing case which was given as a family tradition for her 18th birthday and which travelled with her around the world, that became the inspiration for the brand’s bestselling product: the Tech Case. This modern alternative for communicating comprises a leather heritage case but replaces writing paper and notes with tech components: a power bank, USB stick and cables. Like the writing cases of the past, STOW’s luxury leather goods are life-lasting heirlooms crafted for many years of use.
All the products are designed in the STOW studio in Hertfordshire and made in a small family run factory in Ubrique, Spain using the highest quality sustainable leather, all sourced in Europe. In an age when unnecessary waste and over-production is unacceptable, STOW has always produced small quantities at any one time with stock levels managed tightly. STOW is anti-waste, anti-over production and against landfill created by fast fashion’s unsustainable practices. The smallest accessories in the collection are produced from leather offcuts to minimise any wastage. The company has a strong sustainability policy covering everything from packaging to the brand travel policy.
The STOW collection encompasses Jewellery & Watch Storage, Tech Cases, Bags & Luggage, Make Up Cases & Washbags and Small Accessories. All items can be personalised with embossed initials, notes or bespoke illustrations.