Category Archives: Handbags

Fashion Revolution Day 2018

It’s five years today, since the tragic Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh. And all this week it’s Fashion Revolution Week, when we remember the 1000’s who died and were injured because they worked in an unsafe building. It’s scary how inexpensive garments can be – surely we must all wonder how is that possible?…

International Women’s Day 2018: Part 2

Yesterday, over on Twitter, I posted 24 International Women for International Women’s Day and for those not on Twitter the first 12 were featured in yesterday’s blog post. Today, I give you my second lot of 12 amazing International Women…   International Woman #13, Sujatha Sujatha makes handbags and purses at my workshop in rural…

January Sale – Crazy Prices!

SALE News If you subscribe to my mailing list, you’ve had a 10 day head start (and an extra special offer…) but now I’m opening my January Sale to everyone, so please take a look at my current designs as many of them are almost finished and are therefore reduced massively to clear space for…

Bastille Day: Bags On Tour in France

Celebrating Bastille Day in France with a look back at a few Bags On Tour photos The Roanne pink tote at Le Mont Saint Michel The Martha tote in mango, on your with Le Tour de France in Montpelier, July 2016 Martha on Tour in the vineyards of Bordeaux And again below the Millau viaduct…

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…