Monday, 6 May 2013

Sophia & Matt at Spirit of Christmas 2012

More trawling through my photo archive from Spirit of Christmas 2012: I've found some pictures of bags made by Sophia &  Matt of Greenwich. Sophia and Matt design the fabrics and the styles of a range of handbags, coin purses, changing bags, make up and washbags, and tavel card holders. Patterns feautres spots, dots, stripes and florals in pvc coated cotton fabric.

Saturday, 4 May 2013

The Boutique Gallery at Jaeger

The Boutique Gallery at Jaeger opened last month; I popped down on Friday to take a look at what they've got in store. As well as their own range of Boutique clothing, Jaeger have gathered together a fabulous selection of British designed accessories.
The Boutique Gallery is currently located on the first floor of their Regent Street store, but I think this fine selection of British designer-makers complement Jaeger's own main collection so well they should relocate it to the ground floor!

Nicholas King - for the greatest chunky bangles: jewellery featuring fabrics and trinkets encased in resin.
Angel Jackson handbags - oooo what a fabulous quilted tote bag. Angel Jackson's bags and purses are made in Bali in their own factory.  Although my primary focus in this blog is on UK-made products, I love this brand for their committment to creating a good working environment for their employees through a production system which they control, good craftsmanship and, of course, fantastic design.
Noble Isle - bath and beauty products that draw inspriration from the plants and landscapes of the British Isles. Relax in a bath with their Lightning Oak bath gel, while reading 'To Autumn' by Yeats.
Age of Reason - designer of my favourite punk owl scarf. SS13 scarves feature pirate queens, daisy-chain-threading punks, and the very wearable Over & Over electric coral scarf seen far right of picture below. At the back of the store are the very covetable Wilbur & Gussie clutches and bags.
Cabinet - previously blogged about here - glittering treats, rosey-gold metals, sparkling jewels, something to wear when you party in West Egg.
Mercy Delta scarves - silks and fine modal digitally printed

Ortigia soap from The Shop Floor Project

Delicious Ortigia soap from Sicily via The Shop Floor Project

Guardian Fashion Wish List: Rachel Orme purse

Rachel Orme's beautiful Venus purse in green and cream is featured in Guardian Fashion Wish List. Great to see British designer-makers in the national press! Rachel is a regular at designer-maker fairs (see here and here) and all her purses and handbags can be bought from her website.

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Rachel Orme's new website

Have a look at Rachel Orme's new website, launched this week, selling a fine selection of her range of purses and handbags.

Love the Rathbone satchel in red. Double love the Charlotte tote in basketweave embossed leather. 

All purses and bags are lined with Liberty fabrics.
Made in London

Kidswear: Aah Kid, Smith & Coates, Christa Davies

A selection of some great kidswear.
Christa Davies - great kidswear, and also womenswear - visit her studio in London E5 on Friday 3rd May and Saturday 4th May 

 Aah Kid based in London makes clothes for 6 month to 6 year olds - t-shirts and tops which have been 'reverse appliqued', in their words: layers of fabric are stitched and creatively cut to form bold textured graphics.
Smith & Coates clothes are made from recycled woolen jumpers, and finished off with trimmings and buttons

a visit to Margo Selby in Bloomsbury

More digging through the archive and I've found some pictures from my visit to Margo Selby's shop in Bloomsbury last year before she moved to Whitsable. It was a riot of colour, geometric patterns, gorgeous combinations of colours. I wanted to move in.

And if home furnishing aren't enough, there's also clothing and shoes
Downstairs in the studio - 

Damson & Slate at Best of Britannia

I'm digging through my photo archives today - here are some pictures I took of Damson & Slate stand at  Best of Britannia (last blogged about here). Damson & Slate are based in Wales, stocking a range of Welsh-made products: knitwear, accessories, and things for home.
I liked their throws - my photo doesn't show the herringbone detail of the throw below which is a deep vibrant blue with white.

More finds from The Shop Floor project: Alice Pattullo prints, Fliff Carr ceramics and painted boxes by Denise Allan

A few more things I liked at The Shop Floor Project from a visit last year
and Alice Pattullo prints - my latest obsession
Painted boxes by Denise Allan
Fliff Carr ceramics

A visit to The Shop Floor Project in April

A gorgeous range of textile are available at the The Shop Floor Project.

Much coveted LOVE morse code blankets by Holly Berry (more love for Holly's blankets here)
Holly Berry blanket with cat leather bag by Dutch designer La Lisette
De Mont & Wright Studio - geranium waffle blanket ooo yum
delicious green scarf by De Mont & Wright Studio

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