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!?
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!
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! :)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!!
If you are visiting any of these shops around the world be sure to pop in and see the wonderful items they have on offer!
Today we wanted to showcase the people that help brandnative by selling our bags in their shops and online, spreading these beautiful bags across the country and around the world!! We want to thank all of you for supporting brandnative and we hope you will continue to work with us in the future! :)
Here is a selection of some of the shops that sell our bags!
brandnative are always looking for ways to connect with people and spread the company message and this month is no exception. We are excited to be included in 2 new publications this month as well as another advertisement in Latino Life magazine!
We will soon be attending The Spirit of Summer event in London and so have been chosen to advertise in the prestigious Life Magazines. These Magazines are distributed across London and are full of information about business and local events! We are honoured to be alongside the cover star Lewis Hamilton and to be included in a great publication.
Keep you eyes peeled....
Later this month Mollie Makes is going to be doing an editorial article about our wonderful story for the next issue of their magazine released on the 23rd June. Let us know if you see it and what you think! :)