Lee Coren

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Urban surroundings and the need for fresh air both inspire the bags and scarves that Lee Coren creates. The pieces feature handmade screen printed fabrics and original prints from scenery captured on a camera. Lee sources and produces locally and ethically, using cruelty-free, vegan friendly materials, and when sourcing leather replacements chooses high quality, italian-made, cotton-backed microfiber polyurethane. It always feels good when love something that’s doing good for the environment.

 

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ni.ni.creative

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ni.ni.creative‘s minimalist bags and cushions are sleek and most definitely influenced by Japanese design. Nina Provan and Nick Rennie are the two behind the venture that partners leather and fabrics from Febrik and Kvadrat to create timeless, versatile wares for your home and wardrobe.

 

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Utility Canvas

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Couples who create together stay together, at least such is the case with Hal Grano and Jillian Kaufman and Utility Canvas. Founded in 1990, the designs and products are a combination of Jillian’s background in fashion and Hal’s appreciation for the canvas packs he used as a canoe guide. I’m drawn to all of their lines – to carry, to wear, and for the home.

 

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ESPEROS

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I’m forever on the lookout for products that are not only well made and look great, but that give something back. ESPEROS does just that. When you purchase one of their amazingly well-designed bags they give 10% to to fund education initiatives – in fact, every single ESPEROS bag sold helps fund one year of education for a child in the developing world.

But they go even further with total transparency concerning their factory and workers in Shenzhen, China, where the bags are manufactured after being designed in Austin, TX. Average age? 33. Average work week? 45 hours. ESPEROS provides these workers with three meals a day as well as free housing and full benefits.

Oh, and the bags are waterproof, stain resistant, machine washable, and made with durable, fine-aging canvas. Now that’s a purchase you can feel solid about making.

 

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Actually, It Is Easy Being Green

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Bloomsbury pattern // Susanna Vento // The Transcontinental Affair

This season there’s one color I can’t help but see everywhere I look, and that’s green. Green of all hues and shades, super saturated and pleasingly pastel. From home interiors to fashion to everywhere in between, this color that’s usually making a departure come autumn is all of a sudden making a play to stick around!

 

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Jack Chair // Soft-Washed Linen Duvet // Sly Fox Knocker

 

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Shining Pinstripe Napkins // Summit Ankle Boot // Here’s Looking at Me, Kid

 

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Handmade Leather Bag // Oh Happy Day // Jacket with Faux Fur Lining

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