OSPREY LONDON is the principal brand name of GRAEME ELLISDON Ltd, the independently owned luxury leather, lifestyle and retail company.
Our story begins in 1980 with a belt, handcut and handstitched in a hayloft in Hertfordshire that the then 25 year old Graeme Ellisdon had rented for just £2 a week. Having invested £500 of his own money into launching his fledgling brand, OSPREY LONDON quickly became all the rage with the UK’s leading retailers and both rock and real royalty snapping up his beautiful handcrafted leather belts.
Foreseeing that fashion’s focus was sure to move away from the waist, Graeme used his love of leather and traditional skills to create the first of many gorgeous and practical bags and small leather goods for men and women, earning OSPREY LONDON a worldwide reputation as an affordable luxury leather brand with a spirited take on British style.
Today, OSPREY LONDON products are made by highly skilled craftsmen in the UK, Italy, Spain, Portugal and India, working to Graeme & Alex Ellisdon’s design briefs. No matter where each product is made, it then undergoes rigorous quality control checks at the company’s UK headquarters to ensure it is worthy of the OSPREY LONDON name.