Our exquisite hand-crafted products are born from many things. Our craftsmanship. Our heritage. Our proximity to some of the world’s most magnificent country estates. Our insistence on only ever using the best materials. And our commitment to creating the finest field sports accessories and luggage.
All these things come together in Malton, the picturesque market town we call home, and a gateway to the shooting grounds of the magnificent North York Moors. This is where our family-run company still produces every Croots item under one roof. Where we’re inspired. And where our sense of place shines through.
All our luxury leather luggage is handmade in our workshop in Malton, North Yorkshire. Each Croots item is a testament to our sense of place. A nod to our past, and to the spectacular shooting country that surrounds us.
You’ll find no mass production here. Simply the finest craftsmanship from people who understand the heritage and uniqueness of this special part of the world.
When we make our shotgun slips, cartridge belts and bags, we know choosing the right materials is crucial. That’s why we always insist on hand-picking our own hides. And only ever use natural, vegetable-dyed leather to give us that unbeatable combination of suppleness and performance. We’ve also learnt that our preferred grade of sturdy cotton canvas can’t be bettered, and that pure, natural rubber provides the best waterproofing by far.
From first-class beginnings to the finest of finished articles, our dedicated craftsmen imbue every detail of our perfectly made pieces with all their experience, knowledge and expertise, every time.
We’ve been making the finest, hand-crafted sporting accessories since the 1970s. Ever since founders, John and Margaret Smith, decided to turn their hands to creating the highest quality sporting luggage. Influenced by our closeness to renowned shooting country, our unique designs – beautifully made from the best materials – are as well received and sought after today as they were then.
Now we celebrate John and Margaret’s founding beliefs by continuing to combine the best of English craftsmanship with the finest of traditionally made materials, to produce objects of timeless beauty. And always from our workshops in Malton, North Yorkshire.