Countries: UK, Italy & Turkey
Product: Woven and leather bags
British fashion illustrator Emma Shipley, well known for her scarf designs, branched out into a new product category to create a range of bags. The range included both luxuriously woven and exquisitely etched leather pieces. Shipley’s unique designs were interpreted in two entirely different ways by her partners. Venice-based Tessitura Luigi Bevilacqua, one of Italy’s oldest manufacturers of handmade woven fabrics, used antique hand weaving looms to turn Emma’s hand drawn designs into fabrics which were then applied to handmade metal frames by Marven. Her designs were also transformed into fine leather etched pieces by Turkish leather manufacturer Desa Deri.