Woodall 1884

We are proud to manufacture our canvas bags here in Britain using as many natural materials as possible.   Our range of  bags are handmade using materials sourced in the UK supporting other British manufacturers and suppliers.  We are committed to thinking about the environment in the materials and packaging we use.

We can personalise selected lines of Woodall 1884 brand bags with hand inked initials.  Select option on line, email shop@gwoodall.co.uk or call us on 01653 692086.

Things you may like to know:  We  supplied one of the props for the 2015 James Bond movie Spectre and also for a Harry Potter film.  Also when commissioned we were delighted to manufacture red and yellow canopies for an historic fair ground rides!

We are a privately owned family run business who embrace the Woodall history and are delighted to continue to manufacture British products.  Please do not hesitate to contact us.

Our history dates back to 1884, when Mr Jones worked from a cottage on Market Place in Malton, North Yorkshire making covers for canvas sided vehicles of the period.  Farmers would come to the cottage to have their binder canvas replaced or made new.  This work carried on into the early part of the 1900’s when rope making and green proofed canvas covers were manufactured by at least eight workers in what became an extended premises over three floors.

The original shop was extended, production of agricultural covers, harnesses and sheep halters were all made from natural materials; sisal, jute, hessian, cotton rope, linen rope.  The company had a ropery at the appropriately named Ropery Walk in Malton – sadly today this has gone.