Butterfly Tree the brand represents the simple, timeless qualities that make good designs great. It’s an ethos that stands at the very heart of the company which started in a small Yorkshire workshop and it’s an ethos that continues to inform everything we do now; we make bags that you will love for a lifetime. Butterfly Tree bags are made in our studio from quality wool and leather and feature clean, classic designs matched with unique and vibrant linings. The collections are available in retail boutiques and department stores across the country, online and we also welcome you to our Yorkshire showroom. We have come a long way in a short time, and we can’t wait to see with what the future holds.


Claire Shakespeare
Claire ShakespeareOwner
Claire started Butterfly Tree in 2015 with only basic equipment and a kitchen table in her home. She was an expat for many years experiencing life in Greece, Hong Kong and Dubai before returning to the UK to begin a new life and family. She lives and works in Yorkshire with her husband and daughter.
I know how to make things beautiful; I understand aesthetics and I have a natural grasp of colours, shapes and lines.
Debbie Bosco
Debbie BoscoProduction Manager
Debbie’s passion for textiles and sewing led her to study in Fashion Design and Production after raising her family. Turning her hobby of dressmaking and bagmaking into a career is something she has always aspired to fulfil, and now not only does she produce each bag with precision and care but collaborates with Claire on design.
Working and finishing with quality fabrics on the designs is what makes Butterfly Tree bags so unique.