Category Archives: Handbags

Want a Blue Bag? I bet you have one already!

This is the best thing I’ve seen for ages. Top brand, Balenciaga, have made a blue tote bag with more than a little inspiration from our favourite Swedish retailer. The bag is made of lambskin but it even looks crinkly, just like the Ikea one! It was a fabulous article in Vogue, saying that apparently Ikea…

Fashion Revolution Week 2017: Part 4, in the sample room

As well as in our rural village workshop, some of my Indian colleagues are also based in a small office and workshop in the city of Chennai. Having a place in Chennai makes it easier for sample making as it’s close to the tanneries and material suppliers. So when I ask for orange stitch and…

Fashion Revolution Week 2017: Part 3

In Fashion Revolution Week we remember the garment workers who died or were injured in the Rana Plaza factory collapse in 2013. If you haven’t done so already, now’s the time to ask ‘Who made my clothes?’ or ‘Who made my handbag?’ Who made my Shona Easton handbag? Jyothi, Vijayakumari, Pramilla, Monica, Swathi, Sujatha, Masthanamma and…

Fashion Revolution Week 2017: Part 1

It’s 4 years since the terrible Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh when 1,138 garment workers died and many more were injured after the factory building collapsed. That event in 2013, prompted the launch of not-for-profit organisation Fashion Revolution who campaign worldwide for garment workers rights. Many don’t get fair pay, they don’t have a choice…

A Winning Photo

If you’re on my mailing list, you will have seen the Bags On Tour competition that was running in March. The winners were selected last week and here they are. Bags On Tour in San Diego Nicky Kriel sent me this photo with her Shenley pink shoulder bag at Social Media Marketing World in San…

International Woman’s Day 2017

Hello to all on this International Women’s Day. Today, I thought I’d post some photos of my International Women…some friends, handbag lover’s & travellers Bags in New York I love this photo of Elizabeth O’Shea and her daughter on Brooklyn Bridge, sent in from their trip to New York last year. Bags in The Middle…

Inside Knowledge

When I work on a new idea, I think about the inside of my design just as much as the outside, so I thought it’s about time I posted on the subject. A plain bag isn’t a boring bag, in my opinion it’s a beautiful, minimalist design, that’s been well thought through inside, as well…

Bags On Tour: New York

The turquoise Roanne tote has just been to New York on a fabulous holiday. It seems that quite a lot of shopping was involved 🙂 Thank you to Elizabeth O’Shea and daughters for sending in all these brilliant #BagsOnTour photos. You can see more of them on Instagram and Pinterest. Save Save Save

Exposed: A Counterfeit Design

I’ve been in a bit of a daze for a week now; ever since I realised that a company that I actually know, has stolen two of my designs and is passing them off as their own. It’s bad practice, bad business and to say that I’m livid is an understatement. I make my living…

A Photography Day

It was one of the hottest days of the summer on Thursday when we had a photography day booked, so everyone was melting in the studio with the door closed and the lights on! Here’s one I took of the photographer, Jill behind the camera and Jo, modelling our new Queen B bags. Following a…