Renata - Market Bag
Katcha Bilek combines functionality and style with the Renata Bag: the slick lines of intelligently transformed inner-tube and a touch of class with silver-coloured trimmings. Produced in our Bristol studio, this bag is strong enough to carry heavy loads, and can be worn with officewear and nightwear alike. The functional and clean design of this piece has made it a favourite on catwalks across the country.
Welcome to Katcha Bilek on Bouf!
The bags and purses are made of truck inner tubes. The straps on them are old car seatbelts. The belts are made of bike tyres.
All these materials are collected locally and everything (except the trimmings) is cut and sewn by hand in my Bristol workshop without the use of industrial machinery or exploited labour!
The materials make a great alternative to animal products and their properties mean that each product is unique: a bag can be cut from the same pattern as another but the outcome will always be different.
My favourite quote:
“Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful”
- William Morris.