I am thrilled today to share the fabulous work of Alphabet Bags, a brilliant concept launched in 2008 as a result of a shared love of typography, the alphabet and simple totes.
It was great to talk to Lucas and Hayley about their awesome Business, and I shall hand over to them to tell you all about themselves,
Who are you and what do you do ?
“We are Hayley and Lucas, the husband and wife team behind Alphabet Bags.”
“Alphabet Bags is an accessories brand creating lovely items with an emphasis on the simple, bold and cheerful.”
When and why did you start your Business?
“We launched in 2008 from the spare room of our small flat in East Dulwich.”
“We were running our first website (The Calm Gallery), which we had launched a few years earlier, but we had always wanted to expand into bags and accessories and we had lots of ideas that we wanted to make into reality.”
“After much research and sourcing we made the leap and Alphabet Bags was born!”
What inspires you?
“All sorts of things inspire us, old music and movies, bold colours, beautiful typography, but most of all each other.”
Do trends have any impact on your design ?
“Not so much, we like to try and keep our products simple and timeless.”
“Certain collections, like our new canvas pouches were inspired by geometric patterns and vintage French typography.”
What has been your greatest achievement?
“We feel very lucky to have built Alphabet Bags into the brand it is today.”
“We are very proud to have such a lovely following and awesome customers!”
“Working together day in day out and staying together has also been a pretty big achievement!”
Whats the future for your Business?
“We have lots of plans for 2013 and the beyond.”
“We’re working on new collections and collaborations at the moment, and just hope that we can continue to make things that people will enjoy giving, receiving and using.”
It gives me great pleasure to share just a few of the many lovely products they have, firstly coming to the bags, then to a lovely purse and then an I Phone case.
An original Alphabet Bag. Every lovely letter from the alphabet printed big and bold in black on natural cotton.
Lovingly stitched and printed in the UK using heavy weight cotton.
Screen printed in black with mid-length handles and 360mm by 420mm (14¼ by 16½ inches).
All that Glitters
This phrase, originating from the 12th century, has always been a favourite of Alphabet Bags.
Lovingly stitched and printed in the UK using terrific heavy weight cotton and printed with metallic gold foil.
Comes with mid-length handles and is 360mm by 420mm (14¼ by 16½ inches).
Heart – Red
This lovely bold heart has been screen printed in red ink.
Lovingly stitched and printed in the UK using terrific heavy weight cotton.
Also available in black, hot pink, metallic gold or metallic gold on black cotton. Comes with mid-length handles and is 360mm by 420mm (14¼ by 16½ inches).
Alphabet Bags coin purses with their favourite symbol, the Ampersand, screen printed big and bold in black on natural cotton.
The cotton has been laminated to protect against scuffs and stains. Large enough to hold bank cards, lipstick and keys!
Comes with black cotton lining and is 160mm by 120mm (6¼ by 4¾ inches).
I Phone Case
How about personalising your iPhone with your initial or favourite letter of the alphabet with this flexible plastic hard case.
The beautiful bold initial has been screen printed in white onto a black hard case with a smooth matte laminate. The case clips to your phone neatly and its slim design compliments the shape of the phone perfectly.
Suitable for iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S.
100% polycarbonate and 115mm by 60mm by 10mm (4½ by 2¼ by ½ inches).
I am also in love with the Wedding Collection, these bags are a great addition to any big day with brilliant designs for all the Wedding Party.
Maid of Honour
And another pretty wee bag with a lovely Wedding Saying…
Also great to know is that Alphabet Bags ship Worldwide.
Thanks to Hayley and Lucas for allowing me to share their story, the rise of their incredible btrand, and their awesome products.
To Contact Alphabet Bags
Phone: 01223 269 748