Hill & Friends
Co-Founder & Creative Director
Co-Founder and Brand Director
Head of Sales and Merchandise
Social Media Manager
Non Executive Director
Invest in a high value sector, backing an industry leading team in a business achieving growth year on year.
Hill and Friends is a contemporary luxury fashion brand founded in 2015 by Emma Hill CBE and Georgia Fendley. Previously, Emma and Georgia were respectively the Creative and Brand Directors at Mulberry. Together they transformed performance, presiding over a period of extraordinary creativity and growth. During their tenure, 2008 - 2012, revenues increased from £51m to £169m and operating profit grew from £5.2m to £36m.
On leaving Mulberry the pair identified a gap in the market for a new generation, contemporary luxury accessories brand. The brand was to be ethically produced, digitally focused, direct to consumer, Gen Y and Gen Z targeted, and accessible with uncompromising quality. Their instinct proved inspired with many of these trends reflected in changes since seen in the market.
Hill and Friends is on a mission to make the handbags women want to carry with the values they hold dear. Hill and Friends design and produce beautiful, practical and coveted womens fashion accessories. The handbags are all manufactured in Western Europe from the highest quality materials, Hill and Friends leathers are all a by-product of the food industry and the brands ethical sourcing and exceptional quality stand apart in the market. Handbags are priced from £295, making them great value when compared with the equivalent contemporary luxury brands products.
Launched in 2015 with an exclusive partnership with Net-a-Porter, Hill and Friends were one of the first brands to offer ‘see now, buy now’ collections, focussed on Direct to Consumer sales. Hill and Friends primary sales channel is the brands own website. Hill and Friends also have a retail and wholesale business. Since launch Hill and Friends stockists have included Barneys, Harvey Nichols, Selfridges, Fortnum and Mason, John Lewis and Fenwick.