Our story 2022

Led by husband-and-wife team Scott and Amy Hawkes, The Horse creates accessories that make life easier and more enjoyable.

What began as a humble leather footwear label in 2009 has since evolved into a leading Australian design brand best known for its signature timepieces and butter-soft leather bags.

From their studio in Sydney, they design complementary ranges for work, travel and leisure. Each collection is devised in the spirit of the Australian lifestyle and comes in a palette of colourways inspired by our natural landscapes, from the richness of a desert interior to the soft, organic tones of bush and coast.

In everything they do, they hold to their manifesto: to magnify what is essential and edit out the excess.

Together with their small team, Scott and Amy take joy in creating accessories that enrich the everyday.

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