Pass me a pouch… or three
Nicola Chappell from Pouch reveals all about her sexy little bags
At Daisy Green, we are always on the hunt for sexy little numbers to jazz up our lives, both day and night. So when we came across Pouch, we just had to find out more from the beautiful Nicola Chappell…
Tell me a little about how Pouch started
Pouch started through a combination of an ever expanding vintage fabric collection and being fed-up with poor quality high street bags. We love vintage fabric and sewing and wanted to create unique bags which stood out from mass produced offerings.
What features in your range?
Our most popular items are totes but we also have messenger bags, clutch purses, rope handle bags and belts. Besides bags we have a homeware range which includes peg bags, laundry bags, lavender owls and hearts.
Where do you find your gorgeous vintage materials?
Everywhere and anywhere, there are some beautiful fabrics waiting to be loved again.
Do you ever make something that you love so much you can’t bear to sell it?
All the time, you should see the amount of bags we have in our own collections!
Do you find that people are more likely to buy hand made/vintage/eco pieces these days?
Definitely, the message is getting across that we should throw less away and reuse what we have. Also people are keen to buy handmade local products rather than cheap imports which have had a bad press recently.
What do you love most about your job?
Sourcing and working with vintage fabric – its great to see the finished article emerge. It is also fun to find inventive ways to recycle fabric, we think it is very important to re-use fabrics to prevent them going to landfill. We also enjoy receiving customer feedback, it’s a great feeling to think that someone has fallen in love with one of your creations.
If you could give our readers one tip towards more sustainable living what would it be?
Our tip would be to buy less and when you do buy something, buy good quality so that it lasts for longer. Shopping like this will actually save money in the long run and put less of a strain on the world’s resources.
You can check out Pouch at www.pouchbags.co.uk