As Katy Bell, from Lost Property of London explained, 'We don't really sell ourselves on the fact that we source the material in a sustainable way. We just think things should be done like that anyway; the focus is the product itself.'
The Mulberry-esque holdalls constructed from ex-Barbour jacket material are a good example of how style and design come first, whilst the thoughtfully sourced materials are just part of the parcel:
Katy's achievements are inspiring. She studied at Central St Martins and then started Lost Property of London after finding some coffee sacks dumped on a London street. She now sells in Liberty and has a team in the UK producing the pieces rather than exporting production overseas - 'People seem to like that everything is produced here.'
I particularly liked this clutch that apparently Livia Firth purchased when she visited Katy's stand at Estethica during Fashion Week:
Considerate consumption just got chic.