The company was founded by John Chapman as a manufacturer of fishing and shooting bags. Over the years Chapman has become well known to discerning customers around the world for its authentically British made shoulder bags, luggage and accessories, of rugged construction and featuring natural materials of the highest quality.
We make all our bags in our Tannery Road factory in Carlisle, Cumbria. The building is part of an old industrial site dating back over three hundred years, a living record of the region’s rich industrial heritage. Recent excavations near the workshops revealed the old water mill which once powered the site’s industrial activity.
Chapman is one of the only British brands to manufacture its bags exclusively in its own British factory. We believe that manufacturing our products here in Britain is a defining aspect of our authenticity. Over the years we
have found that discerning customers from all over the world agree!