Spotlight on Bottletop

Jessi Bag by Bottletop

Bottletop is an innovative bag and accessories brand; using what is essentially a waste product this brand create chic, street worthy bags and purses. After discovering a quirky handbag made from bottle tops in Uganda in 2002, Cameron Saul developed this unique idea with his father, Mulberry founder Roger. The resulting Mulberry Bottletop Bag became one of the best selling bags of the season and generated funds for the African community in which it was produced. Cameron then joined forces with Oliver Wayman to found the Bottletop fashion brand and foundation. Today all the brand’s unique bags are produced in Salvador Brazil providing much needed employment for local women. Bottletop prides itself not only on its commitment to the welfare of its workers and its use of recycled materials but also its dedication to craftsmanship and quality. It may be impossible to make a silk purse from a sow’s ear but Bottletop prove that it is perfectly possible to make a beautiful and ethical designer handbag from a used drinks can.

Pink Anja Bag by Bottletop

With their shiny, metallic adornments, Bottletop’s bags posses less of a hippy-like boho feel and more of an urban, almost punk aesthetic. Their new ‘must have’ model is the edgy but delightfully bijoux Anja bag. Coming in a bright, bold Orange and a striking Pink this handbag with its black tassels just oozes punk rebellion. Perfect for a night out (think rock concert rather than west end cocktail bar) this bag could add a cool edge to any outfit; team with a biker jacket and add a pair of killer heels for Rock ‘n’ Roll look.

Paris Bag by Bottletop

In contrast the everyday Paris Bag is the perfect daytime companion for the modern city dweller. Big enough for all you essentials with room to spare this practical bag still exemplifies Bottletop’s innovative aesthetic, featuring the brand’s signature bottle tops. This splash of silvery metallic colour could add interest to many a daytime or office look. Guaranteed to make you stand out from the crowd, this bag, like all of Bottletop’s products, is definitely a conversation starter.

Hannah Balsdon


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