Keep all your essentials close to hand with Betty & Betts’s gorgeous S/S13 fair trade bag and accessory collection. Their items includes a coin purse, wallet, satchel and shoulder bag in an array of colours – from rich reds and golds to tropical turquoise, as well as black or tan if you need a more conservative look for work – all with contrasting printed organic cotton linings.
The two Bettys behind the brand met during an egg race in South India in 2006. Over the eggs, they realised they shared a passion for sustainability and desperately wanted to relieve some of the poverty they were witnessing where they worked with charities in India. Via Betty & Betts, the pair have established a way of providing work to their Indian friends to produce fair trade, eco-friendly goods.
The result? Butter-soft, easy to clean leather goods that wear beautifully over time and are supplied by those who adhere closely to waste management processes by ensuring they don’t use environmentally damaging dyes. Linings are made with hard-wearing organic cotton and screen printed with azo-free dyes. All accessories are made by hand by fair trade suppliers who are registered with the World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO).
Smaller items in the collection range from a £22 ID card holder to a £70 wallet, while the bags stretch from the £125 small satchel to the £189 Betty Tote. Whatever you choose, it’ll come branded with Betty’s special signature – ‘Sausage’ the office dog!