Visit The Spirit of Christmas Fair!

Sherene Melinda LONDON, designer handbags at Spirit of Christmas

Summer seems a distant memory now and with the new collection having been on our minds, The Spirit of Christmas Fair has arrived quickly. Last year we took you on a journey around the fair (click here to read) and introduced you to some of the great things it had to offer. This year we thought we’d do the same. Here’s four great brands you wouldn’t find on the high street we spotted at this years fair.

  1. Rogues Shoes – Stand GH4

Designer and founder Katie Harland decided to create this unique shoe brand following her frustration at finding the perfect shoe. She felt heels were uncomfortable and pumps were unsupportive, leading to the creation of Rogues. The shoes combine a variety of textures and colours, using just three pieces of leather to handcraft a range of shoes that are truly one-of-a-kind. The patterns and shades couldn’t help but catch our eye as we strolled the halls of the Olympia this week. Check them out below. 

  1. Jodie Aziz – Stand G60

Having been inspired by multiple visits to Pakistan, designer Jodie created this brand with a focus on developing quality scarves using the finest Pakistani silks. There is a wide variety of choice to match every personality and style, from warm and cosy striking block prints to delicate and soft pieces.

  1. 88 & Half – Stand F100

With all things fluffy on trend this AW15, 88 & Half’s range of sheepskin and knitwear caught our attention right away. Created by a sister duo with a background in fashion, these ethically sourced pieces come in a range of styles and colours, with clean silhouettes and standout designs.

  1. Lavan Jewellery - Stand GH3

New to the Spirit of Christmas Fair this year comes a brand with over 20 years experience in jewellery design. Working with a pallet of gold, silver, precious and semi-precious stones, synthetic opals and pearls; every piece is handcrafted in the UK using both traditional and contemporary techniques.

If you’re looking for an extra special experience this weekend, then visit us at Stand GH1 at The Spirit of Christmas Fair. The fair has a lot to offer, such as the great fashion accessories above, food, drink and much more. We still have free tickets to give away so please get in touch if you’d like to join. Remember we have an exclusive 10% discount on our new collection at the show only, so what are you waiting for? See you there!

 

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MATERIALS

Our handbags are made using leather both inside and out. We use nappa leather on the outside and the handbags are lined with an ecofriendly (using no harmful chemicals or dyes) natural pigskin leather in the inside. This helps to make our bags incredibly soft and luxurious but also durable and longlasting.

For our signature feature that we have become known for we use genuine Springbok hair-on-hide leather. The ethical source of the materials is very important to us. Springbok are classified as non-cites (which means there is no threat to the survival of the species) and the animals live freely in abundance in South Africa. The sustainability of the species is carefully managed and the population is culled to keep the ecosystem in balance. The local food industry benefits from this and the by-products are also utilised in decorative ways in interiors, furniture and fashion.

All our leathers are a by-product of the food-industry.

We use only high quality YKK zips and silver-coloured metal chains, studs and handbag hardware.

All our handbags are offered with a white cotton dustbag to keep them clean.