Celebrated maker of equestrian and leather goods since 1750. As English as the Eton Collar, as iconic as the Bowler Hat.
By Royal Appointment

By Royal Appointment

In the late 18th century, Royal tradesmen in Britain began displaying the Royal Arms on their premises and stationery. Queen Victoria ensured Royal Warrants gained the prestige they enjoy today. During her 64 year reign, the Queen and her family granted more than 2000 Royal Warrants, eight times as many as the Queen’s uncle, George IV.

In 1893, Thomas Brigg and Sons received its first Royal Appointment from Her Majesty Queen Victoria and became the first umbrella maker ever to be honoured with an appointment. Further Royal Appointments were also bestowed by Her Majesty Queen Victoria and by His Majesty Edward VI.

Today, there are around 850 Royal Warrant Holders. Royal Warrants continue to be a prestigious mark of recognition to those who are regular suppliers of goods and services to certain members of the Royal Family.

The latest appointment Swaine Adeney Brigg has been honoured to receive is –  “Suppliers of Umbrellas” to HRH The Prince of Wales.


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A Calling Card

Swaine Adeney Brigg is still the first choice of Royals, World Leaders, Ambassadors and Business Gentlemen worldwide. For those unable to visit in person, we trust you will enjoy Swaine Adeney Brigg on-line. It’s the next best thing to seeing you in person – of course we hope that you’ll call on us when next in town. In the meantime, here’s rare film access to our East Anglian workshops – home of our famous leather and umbrella artisans.