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
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!
Thank you for an amazing year!! Here is everything you have helped us achieve this year! December 16 2016, 1 Comment
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 email@example.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!!
Our Amazing Customers! November 12 2016, 0 Comments
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!
Something Pretty for Amelie in Jersey
The Circus Sherbourne
Claire Christian Couture
Love Claudia x
A Summer of Colour July 13 2016, 1 Comment
Happy Holidays everyone!
We know it's nearly time that the kids are off school and you will hopefully be off on a nice relaxing break away! We would love to know where you are off too and be sure to check out the SALE on our website to take one of our bags with you!
We can't believe it is July already! Last month was a great month for brandnative. We attended 3 different events including Spirit of Summer in London. It was a brilliant event and we met so many fantastic people who bought our bags. If you were one of them, be sure to share your photos of you out and about with our handmade products. Here are a few we have already received! We love to see the individual style that people have when wearing our bags!
Further to the wonderful events we were also over the moon to receive our copy of Vogue Magazine through the door, which we are delighted to be included in for the 3rd time! It is absolutely fantastic to be featured in such a prestigious publication and we love the bag they chose to include. Make sure you pick up your copy today!
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!
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! :)
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:
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.
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