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      About Dalton's.

Founded in 2014 by Emma Richardson, Dalton’s has rapidly become the go to personalised, leather accessory brand. Our main aim is to deliver high quality, British made leather accessories that accompany you from day to night, from countryside pursuits to the streets of London.

About Dalton's.

Our Values.

Our Service.

We value you as our customer & strive to offer you the best service, this is why we offer complimentary tracked delivery.

Our Way.

To be synonymous with both elegance and innovation adding a subtle, modern twist to traditional leather accessories.

The Best Of British.

We love being a truly British Brand. All of our products are hand crafted here in the heart of Britain.

Trust In Us.

We aim to provide outstanding customer service that exceeds our customer's desires.


Founded in 2014 by Emma Richardson, Dalton’s has rapidly become your go to for personalised leather accessories. We pride ourselves on craftsmanship and the ability to create timeless investments either when looking for a special gift or a present to yourself. To date Dalton's founder Emma, still handcrafts the majority of our collections, whilst other products are handmade in the heart of London.

Founded in 2014 by Emma Richardson, Dalton’s has

rapidly become your go to for personalised leather

accessories. We pride ourselves on craftsmanship

and the ability to create timeless investments either

when looking for a special gift or a present to yourself.  

To date Dalton's founder Emma, still handcrafts

the majority of our collections, whilst other products

are handmade in the heart of London.

The Adventure So Far.

CHAPTER 1 | Day One

 

June 2014

Day One

 

Sat in my shared uni housing, looking at spending another summer working with horses, I got my hands on a friend’s leather tools and had my first attempt at making a dog collar.

That was it... a passion for creativity and leather work was discovered, an idea of elegant, British made, yet affordable leather accessories was born and following a rookie investment pitch to my two reluctant parents for £200, the first collection of British Polo Belts was made…

 

CHAPTER 2 | Meet Dalton P

July 2014

Meet Dalton P

 

A loyal companion and 17th Birthday present... my horse Dalton P who had accompanied me through my university years became the obvious option when coming up with a new business name... Dalton’s it was.!

Dalton P or Simon as we also know him ran in his last Event the following summer & retired at the grand age of 7 due to injury. He has made an exceptionally good looking field ornament ever since! His Eventing career didn't ever stand that much of a chance with me piloting but none the less, I now knew that I had made the right choice not to pursue a career in horses as now didn't own one with four functioning legs!

 

CHAPTER 3 | Step Right In

 

August 2014

Step Right In

 

With a young blood desire to prove my rogue idea could be a success and having persuaded enough friends to invest into my new innovative creations, I headed to Gatcombe Horse Trials to showcase my unique British take of Polo belts and went about setting up my first trade stand using an old gazebo and furniture from my parents’ house. Information which had managed to stay elusive until now... I sold enough to pay for Blenheim Horse Trials the next month, and many shows are now an annual fixture in our calendar.

 

CHAPTER 4 | The Signature Snaffle Clasp

June 2015

The Signature Snaffle

 

Having spent much of the spring and beginning of the summer travelling the country and living out of my car at equestrian and country shows, I found myself hand making products on the stand to keep up my levels of stock and watching horses compete most of the weekend.

That’s when it came to me, a snaffle clasp belt! A simple design adjustable either side, with a flat clasp making it comfortable to ride in... Now our signature product.

 

CHAPTER 5 | Building Blocks

 

2016

Building Blocks

 

The busiest year I’ve had in terms of shows, I travelled most weekends from March to December constructing my stand in all weathers, all worth it to create invaluable customer relationships and to learn core brand values: To provide the best of British. To appreciate you as customers and to offer you the best service I can.

The genuine smile of someone who loves my products is something I’ve celebrated since day one, so when it came to sponsoring event riders, it was a given, Rob Barker, my oldest childhood friend & Chuffy Clarke & Abi Boulton who had been customers since almost day one.

 

CHAPTER 6 | Social Climbers

 

September 2017

Social Climbers

 

Having documented many of the highs and lows of a start-up business over the past 3 years we hit 10k followers on Instagram. I remember setting up my Facebook page 3 years prior, inviting everyone on my friends list in the hope of getting 100 page likes. I would never have imagined back then that I would build such a loyal following.

In return we now run a 'Customer Of The Month' Competition, tag us in your pictures featuring one of our products in the chance to win a £50 voucher. The winner is announced on our social media & newsletter at the end of each month.

 

CHAPTER 7 | Leopard Print.. Our New Favourite Colour

 

August 2018

Leopard Print.. Our New Favourite Colour

 

Having been asked by my mother, almost since the day I started, for a plain black belt with a circle buckle, I succumbed… inevitably, as we all know, Mum’s are always right. It looked great & as a result, over the next week I started making collection number 4. A simple, elegant design made with black calf leather and a solid brass buckle.

I loved it so much, I headed straight to London to ask the lead time to have the same design made in Leopard Print hair on hide. This became 'The Bedara Collection.' It was launched at Burghley Horse Trials and sold out by the Saturday. The craze begun, our bestselling collection by far and my personal favourite!

 

CHAPTER 8 | Life Won't Sparkle Unless You Do

June 2019

Life Won't Sparkle Unless You Do

The Bedara had sold so well over the past 9 months I wanted to expand the collection. The Festival of Hunting was only weeks away where I knew natural cow hide would be a hit! I made a trip to London to pick the hides when I spotted some white cow hides with gold acid splash, I was instantly sold!

The Bedara collection became the gift that keeps on giving with the metallic acid splash becoming another best seller.

Both the natural cow hide & metallic splash remain as two of our statement products.

 

CHAPTER 9 | Jack Of All Trades

December 2019

Jack Of All Trades

When I had the big idea, or rather a dream of setting up my own business five years ago in a bid to free my creative & live management free, I definitely both under estimated & was clueless to the fact I'd become a trade stand handy man, a content creating fashion blogger, a social media, advertising & marketing expert alongside designing & manufacturing products, many jobs I have yet to outsource! However it makes the small successes all that bit sweeter and at the end of 2019 I launched our most up to date website!

 

CHAPTER 10 | Staying Power

January 2020

Staying Power

I want you to love, enjoy & wear our products for a really long time. I will always be a product perfectionist & be obsessed with the quality & manufacturing of all of our collections, therefore work closely with our manufacturers in London to ensure that this is the case & of course, many products are still handmade by ourselves. We love that our products last & remain in your wardrobe rather than landfill!

I love seeing & hearing how much life our customers have squeezed out of their Dalton's products therefore you can now leave a review on all product pages!

Check before you buy & review once purchased. Quality is our promise to you!

 

CHAPTER 11 | Mind Medicine

2020

Mind Medicine

Here & now on a business front, the journey has just started. From uncertain beginnings, Dalton's has come a long way but there is still so far to go & I hope that you continue with us on our adventure!

Current situations are all so very uncertain, unfortunately many events we had planned in the coming months have been cancelled. Here's hoping Burghley will still go ahead & that we all stay safe & well in the mean time! We are still business as usual online & of course taking all precautions we can.

For now you will find myself, Tiller- my acquired scruffy lurcher & our mind medicine aka. chocolate & gin, in our rural Hampshire workshop. Stay tuned via our Instagram @daltonsonline.co.uk

Best Wishes, Emma x

 

The Adventure So Far.

CHAPTER 1 | June 2014, Day One

June 2014

 

Sat in my shared uni housing, looking at spending another summer working with horses, I got my hands on a friend’s leather tools and had my first attempt at making a dog collar. That was it... a passion for creativity and leather work was discovered, an idea of elegant, British made, yet affordable leather accessories was born and following a rookie investment pitch to my two reluctant parents for £200, the first collection of British Polo Belts was made...

 

CHAPTER 2 | Meet Dalton P

July 2014

 

A loyal companion and 17th Birthday present... my horse Dalton P who accompanied me through my university years became the obvious option when coming up with a new business name... Dalton’s, it was! Dalton P or SImon as we also know him ran in his last event the following summer & retired at the grand age of 7 due to injury. He has made an exceptionally good looking field ornament ever since. His Eenting career never did stand much of a chance with me piloting but at least I now knew I had made the right choice not pursuing a career in horses as now didn't own one with four functioning legs..!

CHAPTER 3 | Step Right In

August 2014

 

With a young blood desire to prove my rogue idea could be a success and having persuaded enough friends to invest into my new innovative creations, I headed to Gatcombe Horse Trials to showcase my unique British take of Polo belts and went about setting up my first trade stand using an old gazebo and furniture from my parents’ house. Information which had managed to stay elusive until now... I sold enough to pay for Blenheim Horse Trials the next month, and many shows are now an annual fixture in our calendar.

CHAPTER 4 | The Signature Snaffle Clasp

2015

 

Having spent much of the spring and beginning of the summer travelling the country and living out of my car at equestrian and country shows, I found myself hand making products on the stand to keep up my levels of stock and watching horses compete most of the weekend.

That’s when it came to me, a snaffle clasp belt! A simple design adjustable either side, with a flat clasp making it comfortable to ride in... Now our signature product.

CHAPTER 5 | Building Blocks

2016

 

The busiest year I’ve had in terms of shows, I travelled most weekends from March to December constructing my stand in all weathers, all worth it to create invaluable customer relationships and to learn core brand values: To provide the best of British. To appreciate you as customers and to offer you the best service I can. The genuine smile of someone who loves my products is something I’ve celebrated since day one, so when it came to sponsoring event riders, it was a given, Rob Barker, my oldest childhood friend, Chuffy Clarke and Abi Boulton who had been customers since almost day one.

CHAPTER 6 | Social Climbers

September 2017

 

Having documented many of the highs & lows of a start-up business over the past 3 years we hit 10k followers on Instagram. I remember setting up my Facebook page 3 years prior, inviting everyone on my friends list in the hope of getting 100 page likes. I would never have imagined back then that I would build such a loyal following.

In return we now run a 'Customer Of The Month' competition, tag us in your pictures featuring one of our products for the chance to win a £50 voucher. The winner is announced on our social media & newsletter at the end of each month

CHAPTER 7 | Leopard Print... Our New Favourite Colour

August 2018

 

Having been asked by my mother almost since the day I started, for a plain black belt with a circle buckle.. I succumbed.. inevitably, as we all know, mum's are always right & as a result, over the next week I began making collection number 4. A simple, elegant design made with black calf leather & solid brass buckle.

I love it so much, I headed straight to London to ask the lead time to have the same design made in leopard print hair on hide. This became 'The Bedara Collection.' It was launched at Burghley Horse Trials & sold out by the Saturday. The craze began, our best selling product by far & my personal favourite.

CHAPTER 8 | Life Won't Sparkle Unless You Do

June 2019

 

The Bedara had sold so well over the past 9 months I wanted to expand the collection. The Festival of Hunting was only weeks away where I knew natural cow hide would be a hit. I made a trip to London to pick the hides when I spotted some white cow hides with gold acid splash, I was instantly sold!

The Bedara collection became the gift that keeps on giving with the metallic acid splash becoming another best seller. Both the natural cow hide & metallic splash remain as two of our statement products.

CHAPTER 9 | Jack Of All Trades

December 2019 | Jack Of All Trades

 

When I had the big idea, or rather a dream of setting up my own business five years ago in a bid to free my creative & live management free, I definitely both under estimated & was clueless to the fact I'd become a trade stand handy man, a content creating fashion blogger, a social media, advertising & marketing expert alongside designing & manufacturing products, many jobs I have yet to outsource! However it makes the small successes all that bit sweeter and at the end of 2019 I launched our most up to date website!

CHAPTER 10 | Staying Power

January 2020

 

I want you to love, enjoy & wear our products for a really long time. I will always be a product perfectionist & be obsessed with the quality & manufacturing of all our collections, therefore work closely with our manufacturers in London to ensure that this is the case & of course, many products are still handmade by ourselves. We love that our products last & remain in your wardrobe rather than landfill!

I love seeing & hearing how much life our customers have squeezed out of their Dalton's products therefore you can now leave a review on all product pages!

Check before you buy & review once purchased. Quality is our promise to you!

CHAPTER 11 | Mind Medicine

2020

Mind Medicine

 

Here & now on a business front, the journey has just started. From uncertain beginnings, Dalton's has come a long way but there is still so far to go & I hope that you continue with us on our adventure!

Current situations are all so very uncertain, unfortunately many events we had planned in the coming months have been cancelled. Here's hoping Burghley will still go ahead & that we all stay safe & well in the mean time! We are still business as usual online & of course taking all precautions we can.

For now you will find myself & Tiller- my acquired scruffy lurcher & our mind medicine aka. chocolate & gin in our rural Hampshire workshop. Stay tuned via our Instagram @daltonsonline.co.uk

Best Wishes, Emma x

.

June 2014- Day One

Sat in my shared uni housing, looking at spending another summer working with horses, I got my hands on a friend’s leather tools and had my first attempt at making a dog collar.

That that was it... a passion for creativity and leather work was discovered, an idea of elegant, British made, yet affordable leather accessories was born and following a rookie investment pitch to my two reluctant parents for £200 to buy a hide of leather and my own tools, the first collection of British Polo Belts was made…

 

.

July 2014- Meet Dalton P

A loyal companion and 17th Birthday present... my horse Dalton P who accompanied me through my university years became the obvious option when coming up with a new business name... Dalton’s, it was.

August 2014- Step Right In

With a young blood desire to prove my rogue idea could be a success and having persuaded enough friends to invest into my new innovative creations, I headed to Gatcombe Horse Trials to showcase my unique British take of Polo belts and went about setting up my first trade stand using an old gazebo and furniture from my parents’ house. Information which had managed to stay elusive until now... I sold enough to pay for Blenheim Horse Trials the next month, and many shows are now an annual fixture in our calendar.

February 2015- Flummoxed Fathers

With the show season fast approaching, I scribbled some ‘designs’ of furniture and display cabinets down on a post-it-note and presented to my bemused father, which is still a common sight to this day. He then spent each night and much of his weekends over the following month building out of scrap wood and old scaffolding planks. I now at least had a presentable pop-up shop to drag around the country behind me in my very sorry looking I-for-Williams. The un-glorified truth of tradeshows that customers never see...

June 2015- The Signature Snaffle

Having spent much of the spring and beginning of the summer travelling the country and living out of my car at equestrian and country shows, I found myself hand making products on the stand to keep up my levels of stock and watching horses compete most of the weekend.

That’s when it came to me, a snaffle clasp belt! A simple design adjustable either side, with a flat clasp making it comfortable to ride in... Now our signature product.

2016- Building Blocks

The busiest year I’ve had in terms of shows, I travelled most weekends from March to December constructing my stand in all weathers, all worth it to create invaluable customer relationships and to learn core brand values: To provide the best of British. To appreciate you as customers and to offer you the best service I can.

The genuine smile of someone who loves my products is something I’ve celebrated since day one, so when it came to sponsoring event riders, it was a given, Rob Barker, my oldest childhood friend, Chuffy Clarke and Abi Boulton who had been customers since almost day one.

September 2017- Social Climbers

Having documented much of the highs and lows of a start-up. We hit 10k followers on Instagram.

April 2018- It Gets Personal

Being a self-proclaimed expert in gifting... I always loved to buy personalised products for friends and family. Therefore, a year or so previously I had bought an ‘embossing machine’ over the internet from China. Once it arrived I realised I had bought what I can only describe a DIY soldering iron... not quite what I imagined... but persistent as ever I put it to use. Inevitably after a couple of uses, a few loose connections and a blue flash that not only nearly killed me, but almost sent my father into cardiac arrest as he watched in horror... I then decided to perhaps not cut corners, and invest into a legit embossing machine. I’m now reminded by my friend daily, buy cheap buy twice... None the less, we now provide an impressive personalised embossing service on both your leather products and gift wrap.

August 2018- Leopard Print, Our New Favourite Colour

Having been asked by my mother almost since the day I started for a plain black belt with a circle buckle, I succumbed… And true to form, as we all know, Mum’s are always right. As a result, I started making collection number four over the next week. A simple, elegant design made with black calf leather and solid brass buckle.

I loved it so much, I headed straight to London to ask the lead time to have them made in Leopard Print, Italian hair on hide. They were launched at Burghley Horse Trials and sold out by the Saturday, the craze begun, our bestselling product by far and my personal favourite!

August 2018 - And Beyond...