I am back in London this week doing showroom appointments and today was a highlight with a visit to Drakes at their Haberdasher Street building.
The purpose built space houses all of their UK operation including the showroom and factory and I was fortunate to have enough time for a quick tour.
The photos in this post show some of the different parts of the Drakes process, all done by hand.
Drakes and their products are a very special part of what we do at Crane Brothers.
Watching it being made with such skill and pride was a real pleasure.
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