Introducing The Foundry Design




The Foundry Design is a partnership of creative talent, Cheryl Penman and Bernadette Harrington-Martin. The pair are life-long friends, who met whilst studying Fashion Design at college in the early Nineties at the height of the London clubbing scene. In terms of culture, fashion and music it was an exciting time to be young. Inspired by this hub of creativity, Cheryl and Bernadette often contemplating starting their own fashion label.

Their paths however took them in different directions. Cheryl pursued a career in Buying, and was a Senior Accessories Buyer at River Island and the Arcadia Group. After a chance opportunity to work at Vivienne Westwood’s design-studio and press-office in London, Bernadette decided to go into Fashion PR. She worked for large Agencies, such as Lee Publicity and Modus PR, eventually becoming Head of International PR and Marketing at Pringle of Scotland.

With their combined knowledge and experience in the fashion industry, Cheryl and Bernadette decided now was the time to ignite that creative spark, and launch a new label. The Foundry Design is a culmination of their talent, passion and creativity with an over-riding sense of fun.



Here at The Foundry Design our products are made from 100% leather. Each product reflects our love of fashion, colour and uniqueness.

We use themes of animal printed cow-hide consistently throughout our designs, most notably our signature leopard print. Each piece is crafted with practicality and versatility in mind. Our accessories can be carried with effortless style adding a cool, urban edge to any outfit.

Our trusted manufacturer and partner, with whom Cheryl spent years building a relationship with in her former buying career, is a true asset to our brand.

We are able to react quickly to new fashion stories from the street and runway. We make quality products in small runs, ensuring unique, well designed pieces at high street prices without the designer price tag.


Of course, we also strive to use resources as efficiently as possible to keep wastage to a minimum. And our transport methods and recycling processes are also kind to the environment.


We have appointed key stockists and will be expanding this list selectively

2 Pecks Yard
Hanbury Street
E1 6QS

Lux Fix Ltd
14-21 Elder Street
E1 6BT

Tinker Tailor
13 Queen Annes Place

Pretty English
Greenleigh Court
3D Wilson Street
N21 1BP