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HRH the Duchess of Cornwall visits Royal Warrant Holder Launer London

Tom Shearsmith
24 January 2020

On 22 January 2020, Launer London welcomed a visit from HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, in celebration of British Manufacturing. Launer London has been a Royal Warrant Holder since 1968.

Since 1981 all productions of the Launer handbags are made by hand at the factory in Walsall, with all of the bag constructions done by women, many have worked at Launer for a number of years.

The CEO Gerald Bodmer showed HRH around the factory and introduced her to some of the techniques such as Gold Blocking. The Duchess of Cornwall was seen taking a shine to a mini bag, joyfully holding up the Judi tote. The Traviata is The Queen's chosen bag of choice, a larger version of the Judi, and she is never seen without it.

In March 2019, Launer London reported a 23% increase in turnover to £4 million.

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