Golden Bear Belts
Louise Middleton likes to live life as one big creative adventure, from building her own home in Devon, to heading up a successful Bikini Swimwear Company in 2005 in London. After becoming a mother of 3 gorgeous boys she decided to stand back from the stresses of running her business. Louise realised she wanted to be a maker and an interest in leather and the art and craft of making was a natural progression. Golden Bear Belts was born from her passion for art, fashion and design, bespoke beauty and connection to a traditional yet diverse natural material.
“Leather matures with time like wine and wood. It is a material that has a living relationship with its owner taking their scent and yielding its own – absorbing natural oils – the scuffs of hard toil and happiness. It shapes to fit you. It is strong and flexible. Its crafting a lost art. I truly am in my element when making, there is so much to learn and develop. Clients can join in with the design process and get something that’s really personal. A belt that’s natural – extraordinary – individual.”