Collette fringed cross body bag
The Collette is a stunning celebration of artisanal craftsmanship and flamboyance. Ideal for a bohemian style lover looking for a fun addition to their daily look. This wearable art is a stylish way to carry the essentials and it's perfect for the summer season.
The Collette is a reworked design from my 2009 recycled tee-shirt jewellery collection. This collection paved the way for me as a creative and designer.
Not only did it broaden my perspective about recycling, but It also enriched and widened my design approach and attitude towards sustainability.
My aim for this piece was to recreate a fashionable, wearable art that has been designed with a different approach, incorporating some new ideas and materials that I have garnered over the years from my travels.
Each bead is sewn by hand for several hours, combined with fringe detailing which has been intricately cut, and made from old cotton jersey tee shirts and vintage scarves sourced from vintage shops down Brick lane, London. Each detail has a unique story which I've craftily curated into this piece of collectable art.
Made from vintage hand-loomed multi-coloured striped anaphe wild silk Aso-oke fabric, crystal teardrop pendant, multifaceted crystal glass beads, glass beads, recycled African vinyl disc beads, recycled cotton jersey tee- shirts, vintage silk scarves, pom-poms, acrylic horn-shaped beads, faux amber beads, acrylic tube beads, cowrie shells, wooden beads, parts of reclaimed old pieces of jewellery and gold and silver-plated brass beads,
Pair this artisanal tassel bag with bohemian inspired separates or tailored pressed shirt, denim or linen shorts to showcase its full beauty.
- One of a kind
- Zipper closure
- Detachable and adjustable shoulder strap
- Fully lined with recycled printed fabric, 1-pocket interior closes with a zipper
- Height: 13.38in"/34cm
- Width: 14.17in"/36cm
- Strap drop: 30.31in"/77cm ( Can be adjusted for longer length)
- Comes in a special tie-fastening wax print pouch
- Ships 1-5 days
- Handmade with love in the UK
- This beautiful bag is very delicate and should be looked after with love. It's not made for the rain or water, so keep them dry and enjoy them longer
- Free Domestic shipping