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Quality and Care

The Quality Speaks for Itself

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One of the most important aspects of our product range is the quality of the workmanship and the materials. Everything we make is handcrafted, and if you are ever in a position to pick up one of our bags you will see for yourself that the quality does quite literally ''speak for itself''. It is almost impossible to demonstrate this satisfactorily via the pages of a website, or indeed via the pages of a brochure or a catalogue.

The textures and richness of the fabrics, the style and finish of the handles, the superb linings, and the wonderful variety of pockets and closures and fittings. All have to be seen and touched and 'felt' to be fully appreciated. But we hope that these photographs will go some way towards achieving this if you are unable to enjoy the experience for yourself.

And if you do still want to come and see for yourself, our Events Diary page will give details of where you will be able to come and see Jhasper 'in person' over the next few months.

Materials & Suppliers

Our passion for creating beautiful and unique products starts with the effort we put into sourcing our raw materials and to finding great suppliers.

By the very nature of the products we want to make, the fabrics we use for our bags and accessories are those you would expect to be used for upholstery and home furnishings of the highest quality.

We therefore choose our suppliers carefully and selectively. We consider them to be our partners, and we are proud to list our association with them. Some of our most prominent suppliers include: -

Prym Consumer Europe

Ghees USA

John Heathcoat & Co Ltd - Tiverton, Devon

Exeter Fabric Centre - Exeter, Devon

The Fabric Barn - Queen Camel, Yeovil, Somerset

The Fabric Warehouse - Winchester, Hants

U.K.P. Accessories Ltd - Walsall, West Midlands

Footprintz - Crewkerne, Somerset

• Simon Keitch Photography - Exeter, Devon

General Care and Attention

Our wonderful bags will serve you well in every way from 'day to day' use to a special occasion, and if cared for they should give pleasure for many years to come. They should be looked after in the same way that you would care for your items of furniture or your carpets.

We recommend that you treat the fabric exterior of your bag with Scotchgard Fabric Protector or an equivalent high quality proprietary fabric protector. If your bag has some leather blended with the fabric, we also recommend using Scotchgard Leather Wipes.

If you spill something on the fabric of your bag, blot up as much of the liquid as possible with absorbent white cloth or paper immediately. Dried-in substances should be carefully removed with a spoon or the back of a knife, then simply brushed out.

For small stains, a mixture of gentle soap, such as ivory, and cold water can be used with a clean cloth to spot treat. Apply only a small amount of soap and avoid getting the fabric too wet. After cleaning, be sure to let your bag dry for at least 24 hours to avoid attracting more dirt.

The lining can be treated in the same manner, but excessive wetness may leave a water mark, especially on lighter colours. Use as little water as possible, and test on a small patch first wherever possible.

For bags in need of a serious shower, professional dry cleaning is the most effective and safest way to return them to their full glory!

For further details of the Scotchgard range of products please click HERE for a link to the 3M Scotchgard website.

Some of our bags include 'mechanical' parts, for example the frames in the 'Gladstone Bag' style carpet bags and some of the handles we buy. Like all things mechanical, these will benefit from a little regular maintenance.

Add a drop of household oil or WD40 , or even a small amount of sewing machine oil, carefully to the hinge of your frame periodically, using a tissue or a piece of kitchen roll to catch any drips and to wipe off any excess.

Over time, your bag's frame may begin to gape or distort simply due to frequent use. A crooked frame can easily be fixed by placing ones thumbs on the flex points of the frame, (located near the handles), and applying gentle pressure, rocking the frame back and forth until straightened.

And every once in a while check that the screws of your handles are secure, and tighten them as appropriate. Simple, regular care and attention such as this should keep your bag in good working order for many years.

And if you haven't already done so, please may we now invite you to browse through the Products pages of our website, where we hope to portray what we consider to be the other equally important 'top priority' in our work - the sheer diversity of choice in terms of colours and shades and textures and styles.