About Us

English Heritage

We define timeless English style through our collections of exquisitely crafted leather goods of the finest quality. This is at the heart of our brand and all that we stand for. Aspinal is an old English name, originating from the ancient term 'Aspen-well' meaning a copse of Aspen trees near a water well. We called ourselves Aspinal of London as this represents nature, strength and generosity as depicted in our heraldic inspired logo.

Family Roots

Aspinal began as a family-run business, and to this day remains unchanged. We were established in 2001 by entrepreneur Iain Burton. His wife, Mariya Dykalo is our Creative Director. In our company, family values start at the top, creating a strong sense of community among our team, our customers, and a warm, welcoming experience within each of our stores.

Prestigious Beginnings

Our Founder and Chairman, Iain Burton, was the original inventor and supplier of audio-guides to the world's most respected museums including the National Gallery, the Louvre, and the Vatican. This working partnership evolved into Aspinal, as we became their supplier of quality keepsake museum gifts with Iain selecting the best artisans to produce hand-crafted leather stationary. This quickly grew into the world-renowned quintessential English luxury brand we are today.

Dedication to Quality

Aspinal is known for being the number one brand for quality. Our goods are designed for longevity, we create with the view that they will be passed down through generations. Supreme craftsmanship is at the heart of achieving this standard of quality, and one of our defining brand values. All our products are handmade by skilled artisans in some of the finest workshops in the world. Our commitment to exquisite quality is unwavering.

Passion for Sustainability

We are proud to create timeless, long-lasting and responsible luxury. We are equally proud of our commitment to act consciously as a business to lessen our environmental impact and create positive change to the world we live in. We are refining our whole way of working to make Aspinal of London as sustainable a brand as we can make it. Our Sustainability Strategy, Bee Aspinal, details our commitments business-wide, split into our four Ps: Product, Planet, Partnership and People. To read more on our sustainability achievements and goals please click here.

The Art of Gifting

We define the art of gifting. We are the premier gift destination and people come to Aspinal knowing that as well as purchasing a superior quality product, we will dedicate as much attention to the gifting experience. Aspinal's iconic cream boxes, satin ribbons and hand-written messages on gift cards all heighten the experience of giving and receiving an Aspinal product. Our collections offer gifts for all ages, all genders, all occasions and our bespoke and personalisation services ensure gifts can be tailored and individual.