Scratch was born in 2017 on a Catalan balcony after one too many jugs of sangria. Full of sunny optimism they were sure we could challenge the preconceptions in the demi-fine jewellery. Fine jewellery doesn’t need to be boring, they wanted personality. Scatch is a little bit cheeky and is unapologetically bold. The brand aim has always been to empower regardless of skin colour, shape or size. The believe if you like it, wear it.
Scratch manufactures ethically with a focus on sustainability. Most of their metals are recycled silver and gold. They keep the scrap, everything, even the dust! They hail from Kentish Town, with a makers studio in Brixton.
Applying traditional goldsmithing techniques our work bears the mark of craftswomenship, with a modern and colourful aesthetic. For bespoke work, they also collaborate with other industry experts to make the piece of your dreams. Their silver and gold pieces are hallmarked at the London Assay Office and thoughtfully packed in plastic free packaging.
Scratch is inspired by water and the organic free flowing shapes we find in nature. They don't follow trends, we do what makes us happy and when. They are proud to be a slow fashion brand, encouraging sustainability and longevity.
Laura is the founder, designer and maker behind Scratch London. A creative career spanning over 20 years her experience has been gained in aviation, retail design, visual merchandising, photography and marketing.
“I came to jewellery in my mid 30’s. At times, I regret not following what I knew I wanted to do when I was much younger. But I’m grateful for all the other experience I gained that has allowed me to build a brand first and foremost”
As a child she was fascinated with how things worked and fitted together. The daughter of an RAF aircraft engineer, her first career was in the aviation industry, allowing her to develop technical skills and understand engineering.
Inspired by the natural word, organic found shapes prevalent in fauna and water, with a particular focus on granulation. Minimalism and simple, yet genius engineering found in Scandinavian design is a particular area of interest. Her homeland of Scotland is a source of inspiration, particularly the Inner Hebrides where her artist mother still lives.
Laura holds a BA in Photography & Graphic Design and two Diplomas from The University of Arts, London in jewellery design and manufacture.