Founded three years ago by John McKenzie after he became increasingly frustrated with lost phone chargers and permanently tangled cables, he adapted the ‘jewellery roll concept’ to initially create luxury tech rolls with the modern man in mind, stylishly untangling a world of cable-frustration in the process.
These days the Mantidy range has expanded to grooming (rolls and wash bags), food and drink, a bijou women’s line and now something for the pooch. Fans of the brand are even buying just the rolls and choosing what they put inside. “The original idea was to solve a modern-day annoyance via well-designed stylish, creative pieces. This has now rolled into almost every aspect of modern-day life,” says John.
Each piece in the flagship collection – Herringbone – uses premium vegetable-dyed leather and is handmade in a family-run sustainable business preserving traditional skills and techniques, while providing sustainable livelihoods for local women.
Best for the techie, home office and making like Marie Kondo: TechRoll
All in one six-piece mobile phone accessories roll in 100% genuine vegetable tanned full-grain cowhide, handwoven in Mantidy’s signature Herringbone.The TechRoll comes in a choice of seven colours – Racing Green, Tan, Navy Blue, Bordeaux Red, Black, Chocolate or Dusty Pink. Priced at £125 (roll only) or £199 (roll and choice of colour-coordinated accessories).
Best for staycations, remaining presentable in lockdown: Grooming Roll
All in one six-piece manicure set rolled up in 100% genuine vegetable-dyed full-grain cowhide leather, handwoven in Mantidy’s signature herringbone.
Comes in a choice of seven colours – Racing Green, Tan, Black, Bordeaux Red, Navy Blue, Chocolate and Dusty Pink. Priced at £95 (roll only) or £149 (roll and manicure accessories).
Best for food and wine lovers: Cheese& Wine Roll
All in one six-piece set including three brushed brass and steel knives, along with a bottle stopper and corkscrew.
The roll is 100% genuine vegetable-dyed full-grain cowhide leather, handwoven in Mantidy’s signature herringbone. Available in a special Christmas edition, Racing Green with Bordeaux Red elastic or in Bordeaux Red. Priced at £199.
Just in time for Christmas, personal monogramming and gift boxing are now available on all the collection free of charge when ordered via the Mantidy website or their London store.
The Mantidy range is available online at Mantidy.co.uk, Mantidy (11 Princes Arcade, London, St. James’s, SW1Y 6DS & at 51 Elizabeth Street, Belgravia SW1W 9PP ) and stocked in Liberty and Conran Shop (in-store and online)