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Summer 2018 Trends June 28 2018, 0 Comments

Hola! Happy sunny days! As we write this the sun is beaming down and we have had some of the hottest days of the year so far! We LOVE it, reminding us of Colombia! Today we wanted to share our favourite summer fashion trends and show you how you can style your brandnative products with these wonderful trends! 

The Spirit of brandnative November 20 2017, 0 Comments

Hola! 

It has been a whirlwind of a year once again here at brandnative and we wanted to share with you how grateful we are to have everyone involved in our fantastic organisation. 

Visiting the shows is a great opportunity to see for ourselves how much you love our products and Spirit of Christmas was no exception! It is such a wonderful and special feeling to see these products bring so much happiness and smiles to everyone that see's them. We also get loads of comments about how bright and positive the products are and people often come back to see them again and again! Thank you to every single person that came to speak to us or buy something from the stand. It was lovely to see some familiar faces and get a chance to catch up with all of the sellers! 

Here are some of our favourite shots from the week. 

What's next for brandnative...

This year has been a wonderful time when brandnative is becoming more and more recognised and the fabulous work the Wayuu women do is being understood and admired and next year looks to be even better! As brandnative originates from Colombia we work closely with ProColombis to promote everything that is wonderful about Colombia and to support the work that Procolombia do to encourage trade and tourism with the country. Last year we were lucky enough to be invited along to meet different tradespeople from all across the country and next year we are involved again and we can't wait to bring you more beautiful colours of Colombia!!


Festival Ready & Summer Essentials August 04 2017, 0 Comments

Did you see our email about all of our summer essentials? Well if you missed it we are going to give you a little snippet in to all of the fantastic products we have for you to take on holiday or to your next festival! 

Festival Chic!! 

If you are looking for the perfect bag to hold all of your essentials without weighing you down then our mini and midi bags are the perfect choice and some of them still have 25% off! 

They are all made of durable cotton that is colour fast so it won't fade and whats better...they are machine washable!! So no problem if it gets dropped in the mud! 

Shop those bags here!

 

Stay Shaded with our new hats!! 

Have you seen Holly Willoughby in her summer hat this year? Our brandnative hats are made of the same beautiful quality material as the one Holly is wearing by a different tribe of beautiful artisan makers!! These hats are perfect for sunnier days, light weight and comfortable! Shop them Here 

Photo Credit: https://www.instagram.com/hollywilloughby/?hl=en

We not only have a great selection of new products but out best selling single colour and beach tote bags are still available! Shop them all here

 

 

Have a great day and if you are off to sunnier places don't forget to take your brandnative with you and tag us @brandnative 

Claudia x


Summer Style at brandnative June 16 2017, 0 Comments

At brandnative we love the summer because it brings with it so many beautiful summer colours, patterns and prints! Today we wanted to share with you some of our favourite summer styles from Pinterest and how you can wear your brandnative bag on any occasion!! Have a great day and enjoy!! 

brandnative summer

If you love all of these bright colours and want to bag an on trend piece of fashion from brandnative, why not come and see us at the House & Garden Festival in London where we will have all of our collections at fantastic prices! 

Photo credit: Pinterest.com / www.instagram.com/theboutiqueatcalabash / www.instagram.com/vanillaoxford/


Beautiful Shops May 12 2017, 0 Comments

Today we wanted to showcase the beautiful shops that stock our products. Over the years as brandnative has grown, we have had the continued support from a number of retailers who continue to buy our bags and help support the women in Colombia. Today we wanted to share with you some of the amazing products they have and how they have beautifully displayed them. 

We also have lots of new stockist that we would love to showcase, if you stock our products we would love to see, please tag them @brandnative or email them to rosie.brandnative@gmail.com. 

Marc 2Amelie

Marc 2 & Amelie are based in 18 Bath Street, Jersey 

https://www.instagram.com/amelie_gifts/

Marc 2

Vanilla Oxford

Luxury womenswear boutique located in Summertown Oxford. 

www.vanillalife.com

vanilla oxford

vanilla oxford


Supporting Women Across The World! March 29 2017, 0 Comments

We had an amazing surprise last month when we were recognised by Not on the High Street Founder Holly Tucker on International Women's Day. brandnative's mission is to help and support women in Colombia by allowing them to build sustainable lives and create a livelihood for themselves through the creation and sale of our bags. It is such a great feeling to be recognised for this and know that the work we do is helping women across the world!! 

We love being part of Not on the High Street and always appreciate their help and support in helping us grow and develop our business and spread our brand message to different customers across the country. 

 International womens day

 

 


Monthly Round Up! February 25 2017, 0 Comments

The year started off fantastically here at brandnative with new orders from amazing new shops that we look forward to sharing with you soon! 

But with February nearly over we wanted to share with you all the exciting things coming up for brandnative! 

Procolombia Trip!! 

I am so proud and privileged to have been chosen out of hundreds of companies across the world to receive a complimentary trip to Colombia in March! Pro Colombia who support companies in the exportation of Colombian made products, have offered me a fully paid trip in order to visit Colombia to attend a buyers show in order for me to meet more amazing companies who are producing beautiful products! This trip is going to be an incredible trip to meet new people and reconnect with the women who already made my wonderful products! Keep a look out for everything I see when I am back. 

pro colombia

Another exciting new project this year is the roll out of our branded Mochila bags! These bags come in a great selection of colours and all come with the distinctive BN logo! I can't wait for these to arrive and share them with you! I would love to know what colours you like best?

New brandnative branded bags

Have a great day! 

Claudia 


brandnative on the runway!! February 01 2017, 2 Comments

The year has started with a bang for brandnative, with a successful Top Drawer show which was a fantastic place to showcase all of our new bags! As well as the stand at the show, our products also caught the eye of the fashion show production team who chose our products to be included as part of the summer collection! This is the 3rd year running our bags have been chosen to appear on trade show catwalks and is evidence that our products are a timeless, effortless accessory they can be for an outfit!

The fashion Show is normally a paid for extra to the show and knowing that we were chosen to appear for free as we have such a fantastic product to show is a great feeling! Check out the videos from the 2017 & 2015 show videos below and let us know what you think!? 

 

 


A New Year and with lots of New products from us! January 11 2017, 1 Comment

Hola! 

Happy New Year! 

We hope you had a lovely time with your family over the Christmas break and that you got lots of nice gifts!...If you recieved a brandnative bag we are so pleased and hope you are loving it! (be sure to share a picture with us if you did) 

If you didn't receieve a new mochila bag...now is the time to do it! 

Throughout 2016 we launched lots of new products which we loved sharing with you! The work the women in the Colombian Wayuu produced is so beautifully designed that it seemed a shame not to create more beautiful items that are both beautiful as well as functional and long lasting! 

NEW to 2017!! 

This year we are launching a brand new bag that we think you will love!! 

The Mochila Backpack!! 

This backpack is made with the same skill and detail as the luxury mochila bag and has taken up to 6 weeks to make just one! With the added extra of 2 over the shoulder straps it is the perfect throw on and go bag for your work wardrobe or weekend adventures! We will be adding the new brandnative mochila backpacks to the website really soon so keep an eye out and invest in this one of a kind bag that not only looks great but also helps support the wayuu women in Colombia! 

brandnative mochila backpackbrandnative mochila wayuu backpack

 

  


Thank you for an amazing year!! Here is everything you have helped us achieve this year! December 16 2016, 1 Comment

 

Claudia bell brandnative owner

Wow!! What a year we have had here at brandnative!

It has been a fantastic year of growth in the company and we couldn't be happier! We could not have done it without the help and support of everyone we have connected with this year, and since the business started. We would like to take this opportunity to share with you some of our achievements and to thank you for all of your support and love over the year!!

This year I have been so grateful for the support I have had from my friends and family! I have been able to employ Rosie to help me within the business and even help me write this blog and we have become a little team. I also have to say a special thank you to my Children and husband who are always their to help me with everything from packing orders, driving me to different shows and fairs to help me set up... I couldn't have achieved all this success without them. 

This year has also been a fantastic year of recognition in the Press for brandnative! We have been featured in so many different magazines and blogs all from people wanting to tell our unique story! Did you see our bags in Sainsbury's Magazine?! It was an exciting moment for us too! :) 

brandnative in magazines

Being featured in Vogue (the"fashion bible")  is a massive achievement and what could be better than being featured 3 times, if you bought a copy and saw us there be sure to let us know as we love to receive feedback!

One of our favourite articles this year was also the editorial article The Oxford Times Magazine! The writer Maddy Biddulph perfect told the brandnative story and the story of my family life!! If you would like to read the article check out the About Us page! 

We would also like to thank our Wholesale customers and retail stores, we were lucky enough to work with a wonderful store in Dubai who sell products from artisans across the world! We are really looking forward to working with them again next year and hope to add many more stores and companies to our stockist list. If you would like to become a wholesaler of brandnative products please email rosie.brandnative@gmail.com and she will be happy to send you more information. 

All that is left to say really is Merry Christmas everyone! May you have a wonderful Christmas full of colourful happiness and here is to a great 2017! Thank you for loving brandnative and we can't wait to see you again next year!!