Friday, 8 October 2010

Making the lost, found

Having exhibited at Estethica, Central Saint Martin’s graduate Katy Bell has made a solid impression on the industry. With a company whose foundations lie firmly with rescuing ‘lost’ items and turning them into desirable bags, Bell already has a range of bags created from her successful collaboration with Liberty.

The core of each bag is made from South American coffee sacks making them durable, whilst these have then been matched with other recycled materials to produce totes, carriers and travellers that would look great on the arm of any eco-conscious shopper. The Belmont and Rivington both caught my eye for their everyday practicality, whilst Mini Miles is the perfect size for a weekend bag.

Lost Property of London manages to combine ethics, practicality and, perhaps most importantly, style to produce an ever expanding collection of bags. This company is definitely one to watch!

Catherine May

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