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Origin Story: Naples.

On Italy’s Western Coast, in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, is the city of Naples. Naples is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and since 1995 the historic centre of the city has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. But perhaps most famously, it’s the home of pizza. The area is also home to many companies producing leather bags, shoes and gloves. Our gloves are made to order by a fourth-generation family business who, since they were founded in 1860, have specialised in the manufacture of exceptional leather gloves. The knowledge, skill and expertise accumulated over the course of more than 150 years is obvious in every pair they produce for us and being...

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Hello. Welcome to The Kept Journal.

The Kept Journal is a place for you to learn more about us, our collection and our values. It’s a forum to share the stories of how and why we design the items that make up our collection. It’s a place to discover more about the origin of the natural fibres we choose and the properties that make them special, and it’s a window into the family businesses that we work with. We’ll discuss issues facing the fashion industry and share relevant articles. We encourage feedback, comments and dialogue. Just as we add new products as and when they’re ready, we’ll add new journal entries as when they’re ready. Just as our design ethos focusses on quality over quantity, so...

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