Forbes & Lewis was launched in 2013 and the name originates from the founders’ names, married partners Samuel Lewis Windridge and Katie Forbes. F&L’s fascination with product and fashion design started at a young age imagining ways in which an item could be enriched. Identifying a gap in the market for durable, well-designed bags at entry-level luxury prices that withstand the test of time, alongside a focus on items that could be endorsed by men and women using intelligent androgynous design was their catalyst. F&L’s design process always begins with a sketch accompanied by a few key words scribbled beside it, normally on a scrap of paper or a napkin etc. The design concept for each item begins as a series of technical drawings with the appropriate specifications.