Any ethical design or production opportunities, collaborations, or projects!
About me / About business or organisation:
I love travelling, handbags, designing and working with materials, and cycling around the chaos of Kathmandu! Currently spending about 5 months of the year in Nepal, otherwise in London.
Career history / Company history:
Graduated form London College of Fashion (Cordwainers College) in 2007, set up AURA QUE Fair Trade Accessories in 2008, working with small producer groups and family businesses in Kathmandu.
I was part of the LCF Shared Talent Project in South Africa in 2007, working with producers in Johannesburg.
Since 2008, I have been producing a range of handbags made in London, from unwanted leather jackets and other recycled materials, sold in the Oxfam Boutiques.
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We are four friends and a girl running the blog cielbleu. We blog about sustainable fashion, design, interior, kid's wear, handmade and much more...
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Hi Laura, thanks for the add. (That sounds so lame). I had a look at your website, your designs are amazing! Are you in KMD now? I miss that place so much! I spent about 6months there working for Hatti, just passed Satobato. And working with Friends Handicraft in Thamel. Are you working on your new range now? Where do you get your bags made? I would love to know more about your business!
Hi Laura. I can't figure out how to respond to your note to me! Thanks for getting in touch. I may be out of the country when you arrive in KTM but I'll be back shortly thereafter. Email me at ellie @ himalayanwildfibers.com.
Look forward to meeting you.
Hi Laura, I'm just at the beginning stages of putting together this article about ethical fashion, I would love to talk to you, are you free next week?
I'm calling up Nieves at some point and a few other people so I can get my quotes together while I do my research.
Give me a message on here what time you are available, and I will give you a call!
yes yes yes, Meera has told me about you and I have seen your bags in SH. I am based in Bath, but going to London often as bibico is in the basement of Topshop Oxford Circus there. We should meet one day to have a chat. Regarding dates for travelling to Nepal I am still not sure, as everything is so hectic here!