Category Archives: Handbags

Top Tips for Mother’s Day

This will be a strange one. Many people are wondering whether it’s a good idea to visit their Mum this Mothering Sunday. With the Covid-19 worrying news around, and scaring us all a little bit, what is the best thing to do? Maybe carry on as normal? Maybe you have a plan to Skype instead…

A Statement Bag

Do you love a big bag? Some people do and some don’t. You might get asked to carry ‘stuff’ for other people. You might be tempted to take more with you. You might just think “that looks too heavy!” A Statement Bag I think a big bag can be a fabulous statement bag – it…

Velo Revisited?

Who remembers my collection, from around 2003-2005, called VELO? It was so called because I used bicycle inner tubes as the handles on the smaller bags in the range. I loved it and it was one of my more quirky designs at the time, even though the actual bags were quite a classic shape. Classic…

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…