Daines & Hathaway is founded by William Daines and Charles Hathaway in the heart of Walsall, home to the saddlery and harness trade. The Daines family motto is 'Forti et fideli nihil difficile', for the brave and the faithful nothing is impossible. They are two of the most highly respected leather craftsmen of their day.
By 1929 the company had already ventured into the export market, advertising the Flick leather notecase style wallet - a version of this pattern is still in the range today.
In 1938 elegant cigarette cases are very much in vogue and Daines & Hathaway lead their advertising to home and colonial markets with a patented style marketing as one of a range of high class and fancy leather goods.
The Military Wet Pack, based on standard issue wash rolls used by the British Army is launched. This icon piece has a cult following around the world and remains in the collection.
In 1999, Daines & Hathaway moves with the times and creates a leather case for the Palm Pilot V as part of its by now, extensive collection of small leather goods. By 2008, after some difficult years it appears as though Daines & Hathaway is in danger of closing its doors but Somerset-based leather manufacturer Pittards steps in to save it.
Having previously focused on small leather goods and briefcases worked in traditional English bridle leathers, Daines & Hathaway releases its first ever soft-sided overnight bag. Crafted using water resistant leather from Pittards and now uniquely made on the same site as the leather itself.
Water resistant leathers are now used throughout the collection. Instantly popular, the Brooklyn with its pull-up effect is worked into another heritage piece, the Travel Watch Roll and becomes a favourite with Insta watch collectors.
The Daines & Hathaway Camo line is released, made using the distinctive performance military camouflage leathers from Pittards.