Maxwell Scott is a family-run business that specialises in high-quality leather goods, including briefcases, handbags, luggage and accessories. Maxwell Scott products are designed in the UK and made in Italy by talented leather craftsmen. Since starting out in 2002, Maxwell Scott have enjoyed steady growth and now have satisfied and loyal customers all over the world.
Customers are attracted to Maxwell Scott by the quality of their leathers and the high level of craftsmanship that is evident in the structure, lining, stitching and fittings of each and every product. Maxwell Scott uses full-grain leather that has not been “corrected” to remove any natural marks, meaning that it is more durable, stronger and more breathable than most other leathers. Full-grain leather also develops a unique patina over time, meaning that Maxwell Scott products become more and more beautiful with use. Their tanning process also sets them apart from many competitors, far too many of whom use chemicals in the tanning process. Chemical tanning has a negative impact on the environment as the chemicals often end up polluting waterways. Maxwell Scott leathers, on the other hand, are always vegetable-tanned using naturally occurring tannins including those found in the bark of chestnut trees. Not only is vegetable tanning much less harmful to the environment, it also increases the longevity of the leather, and the results are stunning.
It’s no surprise, then, that Maxwell Scott’s business has gone from strength to strength. From their humble beginnings in 2002, the business has grown year on year. In 2005, they opened a shop at Cheltenham Racecourse. Two years later, Kate Middleton, now the Duchess of Cambridge, purchased a bag from them. In 2007, they released a range of boutique handbags and a year later they exhibited at 50 different shows across theUK. The following few years saw the launch of a new website and stardom for yet another of our handbags when it featured alongside Helen Mirren in the feature film ‘The Debt’.
Over the years, Maxwell Scott has continually added to their range of luxury leather products. Recent additions include leather iPod and laptop cases in various sizes and leather golf card holders. They have also added to our assortment of travel accessories and now offer luggage tags, passport holders and a wider selection of wash bags. In addition, their collection of classic Italian handbags has also been extended to include an array of gorgeous navy leather bags, which have proved immensely popular.
2012 has arguably been our most exciting year yet. Following the company move from London to much bigger offices in Yorkshire, we launched our new German-language website, aimed at customers in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. The German site has already enjoyed a great deal of success. In the last month, our brand-new US website has also gone live.
What’s next for Maxwell Scott? Due to popular demand, they will be launching a French-language website early next year. A Dutch website may also be in the pipeline for late 2013. In the meantime, Maxwell Scott constantly works on optimising their website and continue to take pride in the products and services they provide. Here’s to the next ten years!
Water as we know is life and as such we cannot do anything without it. It is therefore imperative to state that, water should be handled with care because without water, life will be something else and this is so frightening.
Water should be considered something really necessary and as such should be regarded and treated with the upmost respect. Most times people think that water is just something they can mess around with without actually thinking that without water, life will be tough. No wonder the popular saying, water is life!
Humans get water from different sources and those sources are therefore known to be very important no matter what. Examples of water sources include streams, rivers, rain, wells, boreholes, pipe borne, sea and so on. All these sources are very crucial in all aspect and as such most people from different part of the world either depend on one of them for survival. Therefore these sources are very important and as such should be handled with care. All these actually constitute water bodies and also contribute to aquatic life in one way or the other and as such should be regarded very important.
Although there might be abundant availability of water, the question now is, how clean is this water for both human consumption and aquatic life? Indeed one may say water only becomes clean from the source it is coming from and this may not be entirely true because water can be treated to become clean for both consumption and aquatic life. It is due to these issues that there are now an abundance of education programs about water. This education is basically to ensure that water is preserved and used properly to avoid any sort of problem whatsoever.
Water becomes what it is, depending on what the people who need it will use it for. As already known, water can be used in so many ways even though the most important is drinking it. Water is noted to be used in construction and this of course is very important because without it, infrastructure will be nothing to talk about. Again water is known to support aquatic life in so many ways and it is these same creatures that sometimes supply man with protein in the form of fish. Of course it is known well that without water, farming will be highly impossible and as such hunger will be a common thing on earth. But because of the down pour of water which of course is rain, it helps crops to grow well and this growth will later contribute to food availability.
While the amount of water may be abundant (two-thirds of the planet is covered in water), water as it is may be polluted in so many ways. For instance, there are instances whereby some harmful chemicals from factories diffuse into water and make it polluted for both humans and aquatic life. It is therefore imperative to state that, when these water bodies are so polluted most at times what is often seen are dead animals floating on top of the water, especially fishes and other vulnerable creatures.
From the beginning of time, people have relied on natural resources for their food, source of heat, transportation, and shelter. When you figure how old Earth really is, it makes you wonder how we have any natural resources left to use.
A natural resource is anything that nature provides for fuel, shelter, or transportation. It can also be something that will make other people wealthy when they sell it to others who need it. It is a commodity, which has been in demand for many centuries.
Thinking back in history, before guns, man made clubs out of trees and used them for protection. In addition, they used them to provide their families with food. When lightening struck trees, causing fire, man learned how to contain it, then how to make it. To fuel fires, they needed wood. To make carrying wood back to their camp, they made a vehicle to carry it. These same men and women lived in caves that nature carved out for them, and they used the natural streams and rivers for drinking water, bathing, washing clothes and dishes, and cooking.
Moving forward to the era of the Indians, settlers, gold miners, and the soldiers, more natural resources were used. Yes, trees did grow back and the streams were replenished by the mountain snows but these people still had to use resources to survive.
The Indians used wood to make their tipi poles, and buffalo hides to cover them. Buffalohides were used for clothing and blankets. Buffalo’s were also used for food; their bones were made into eating and cooking utensils. The Indians used wood to make tripods to hang their pots on. They used wood and buffalo chips to fuel their fire. The streams provided water for the Indians and their animals, for cooking, bathing, and washing clothes.
The soldiers cut down trees to make their forts, and if you look at pictures, you can see the fort was very big so many trees had to be cut to build it. They also had to have wood to make houses for the officers and enlisted men, stables, and hitching posts. In addition, they also needed food and water. With all the bathing, washing clothes and dishes, and allowing their livestock to drink out of the streams, some of the water was becoming unusable for anything but that.
The settlers used wood to build their cover wagons. In addition, they needed fuel to make fires, and a food and water supply. When they found a place they wanted to settle, if there were any trees around where they wanted to put in crops, the trees had to go. They used the trees to build houses, barns, and corrals. They used flat rocks from the creeks, if there were any nearby, to make their cooking chimney, and mud to make the house stronger.
The gold and silver miners blasted holes in the mountainsides to make mines, and they flooded the creeks using sluice boxes to strain the sand and water, hoping to find a piece of gold. In addition, where you found miners, boomtowns sprung up. Many saloons and boarding houses were built. When the miners moved on, so did most of the town’s residents, leaving behind empty wood buildings.