our story 

The Stowe was founded in 2013 by designer Molly Spittal, initiated by her obsession with proportion, balance, and intentional design. Beginning as a one-woman operation based in her Montreal studio, The Stowe has since evolved into a team of professionals across Canada and Europe. Each design is grounded by a passion for functionality and refined finishing. Our mandate is to offer a superior product that enhances the life of our customers through daily carry and reliability. Every silhouette is carefully considered from start to finish and is meant to complement the owner’s daily routine.

Over the years, we have taken every measure to ensure that our customers are provided with products of the highest quality. While Molly maintains the design and prototyping process in Montreal, materials are meticulously sourced in Southern Spain. Once a design has been perfected, each item is entirely handmade by our small production team – also in Spain – keeping the supply chain as short as possible, minimizing the environmental impact of the process. . Throughout any given day, Molly is in constant contact with her manufacturing team and oversees every step of their production to ensure that her vision is realized within each item.

 

 
 
the studio

Our studio is normally where you can find designer Molly and her partner Matt hard at work. Located in Montreal’s Mile-Ex neighbourhood, the pair works out of a converted 3 story warehouse surrounded by 4 other like-minded Montreal creatives. This studio is the location of The Stowe showroom, where Molly happily accepts appointments to view the current collection. This dynamic space has the capacity to transform from a typical design office to a professional photo studio on any given day. To book an appointment pease email [email protected] 

 

 
 
The factory

After years of producing in-house, the demand for our product finally outgrew our capacity to produce. When we decided we needed to find help, our main priority was to seek out a production team with values and attention to detail in-line with our own. We searched far and wide for the perfect fit, and we finally found our wonderful team in Southern Spain.

The factory is located in a town nestled in a  picturesque valley filled with traditional Spanish architecture. The team, composed of 9 skilled individuals who we are in daily contact with, have been working for over 40 years to produce high quality leather goods which meet our high standards.