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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! 

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! 

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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!! 

 

 


brandnative In The Press June 08 2016, 0 Comments

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! 

                  advert for latino life

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.

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Keep you eyes peeled....

Mollie Makes

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! :) 

 


Interviewed by Ta-Dah TV May 18 2016, 1 Comment

Scoop was an fantastic show where I met lots of amazing new people. One of those people was Claudia from Ta-Dah TV, she has a great energy and made me feel totally at ease when interviewing me about my company for her website. The website is described as "Your definitive magazine style internet channel for Europe, bringing you the latest in entertainment and lifestyle! Whatever is hot and happening – we’ll cover it for you to have fun and join in!" and features a great selection of fashion, music and entertainment articles and images. 

It's great to be able to showcase brandnative to the fashion world and share what our mission is for the brand!

I hope you enjoy the video! 

 


Mith Magazine March 11 2016, 1 Comment

Following the success at Scoop I have had another busy month at brandnative. With lots of new order from shops around the country and Europe keen to have the fabulous handmade bags ready for summer. At the show I made some fantastic new connections, including the amazing Mith Magazine, a beautiful publication that features the latest fashion trends and editorials from across the world. This month brandnative have been featured alongside other presigious brands, showcasing our summer luxury collection. You can get your copy now at:

www.mithstore.com/products/mith-magazine-annual-subscription-digital

 


Top Drawer Trade Show January 14 2016, 0 Comments

I am starting to get excited for the upcoming Top Drawer Trade Show event, taking place in London this weekend,  on the 17th - 19th January. If you are intending to visit the event this weekend I would like to personally invite you to my stand, 770, where I would love to see you and present my new products to you. 

Stand 770 at Top Drawer Trade Show

 

I really enjoy being at the shows, seeing all my customers and meeting new people. This year is an exciting event, as I have been given the opportunity to appear in the Accessories Catwalk Show. I am thrilled to be involved and can't wait to showcase all the new collections, please come and support brandnative and see the products in action. 

Below are a few bags from my new collection that will be available to purchase. 

I think the event will be a great day out and I would love to see you there. 


Fashion Sustainability September 18 2015, 0 Comments

At brandnative I want to provide not just fashion for today, but fashion for tomorrow and the future. With “Fast Fashion Week” just around the corner I have been reflecting on the fashion industry and what brandnative offers that the other big brands don’t. The people that I work with are not working from season to season to create collections. They are working to create a beautiful quality product that supports their livelihood and helps provide them with all the equipment they need to survive. I am committed to my ethos of offering responsibility, sustainability and passion.

 

Although the fashion in Fashion Week is on trend, it is superficial in its approach to the future and does not fulfil the feelings of personality and passion that can be felt when buying something that directly benefits the people who put hard work in to making it.

 

You may see different versions of the bags we have on our website, but many of these bags have been bought as one-offs in the markets of Colombia. At brandnative I am always working with the indigenous people who live in these areas, allowing them to produce timeless pieces of fashion for me that can be consistently produced year on year in order to provide a living for years to come.

 

Stella McCartney is an inspirational woman I look up in her work towards sustainability. The way she looks to the future of the fashion industry is exactly the way I want my company to work and the same goal I want to achieve by working closely with the Wayuu communities.

“We think that being modern means considering the future, not just the future of design, but also the future of the planet. We are dedicated to helping change people’s perception of eco fashion. We think that sustainability can take the form of beautiful and modern clothing and accessories.”

 Brandnative is only run by one woman. Working alone means I am only able to help a few communities from my business and provide them with enough work to keep the business going. Money from the sale of each bag is sent back to the small community, with the rest going in to keeping the business going and growing. It is only a small amount but it is a step in the right direction in helping a community that needs it.