The Berry Berry Bags – Ethical Fashion

The Greta Handbag made from reclaimed materials for those who are eco conscious but love fashion

The Berry Berry is a UK based ethical fashion brand, created by a wonderful lady called Lucia. She believes that fashion should be sustainable and ethical, but still look good. The Berry Berry was born out of a love for fashion and the planet.

Tackling Textile Waste

Did you know that there is an issue with textile waste? Just take a look at these statistics per year:

  • UK produces 1.3 million tons
  • EU produces 4.3 million tons
  • USA produces 11 million tons
  • China produces 20 million tons

This is a huge problem and this waste ends up polluting landfills. Fast fashion is a real issue, and one of the top polluters in the world.

Thankfully, The Berry Berry use their brand to reclaim used textiles and textile offcuts, and turn them into gorgeous, high-quality handbags. With every 2 handbags made, they save 1kg of fabric going to landfill. That’s pretty awesome, right?!

Reclaimed Fabric Messenger Bag - ideal for laptops, notebooks and carrying your work bits 'n bobs

The Tomas & Daniel Messenger bags – ideal for notebooks and laptops.

The Berry Berry Are An Ethical & Eco Brand

The Berry Berry is an ethical brand and they pay their designers a fair wage. There are way too many brands out there who exploit their workers, often forcing them into unpaid overtime.

The materials that The Berry Berry reclaim are used to their absolute maximum potential, whilst trying to leave the least amount of waste. Their ultimate goal is to become a zero waste brand, which I think is fantastic.

Why I Love The Berry Berry

In a world where fast fashion is polluting our planet, it’s great to see a brand challenging that. For many, it’s about making profit and selling without considering quality, workers or the planet. The Berry Berry Are different. They care about producing great quality items whilst paying workers a fair wage and thinking about the materials used.

The Berry Berry handbags are uniquely handcrafted from 100% recycled materials by using reclaimed clothing, upholstery fabric offcuts, and magazines. Once these textiles have been collected, they are then washed using natural cleaners, straightened, cut and folded before being sewn by the designers. You can tell that they take a great deal of pride in creating the handbags, as the quality is absolutely fantastic.

I really love that the bags come with a matching accessory case, which I use for carrying my menstrual cup and a few makeup items. The internal zipped pocket is really handy, too. It’s nice to not have to fumble around for my keys.

Each handbag is totally unique. Which I think is a pretty nice touch. There’s something really special about owning a totally unique product, knowing that you’re the only person that has it.

Launching On Kickstarter

The Berry Berry is launching on Kickstarter very soon! Super exciting, right? If you’d like to snag a bag for yourself or someone else, then sign up to The Berry Berry newsletter so that you get notified of the Kickstarter launch when it goes live.

Giveaway – Win A Bag By The Berry Berry

I absolutely adore the bag that Lucia sent me. She’s also been kind enough to donate a bag for a giveaway to be won by one of my lucky readers. Sweet, huh? The bag up for grabs is this gorgeous green Greta handbag. Details on how to enter are below this photo:

Win this gorgeous reclaimed textile handbag

Green Greta Handbag

The giveaway is open to UK and Europe residents only. Enter via the widget below. Good luck!

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Terms & Conditions: This giveaway is open to UK & Europe only, and entrants must be over the age of 18. Closing date of giveaway is 9th June 2017. Winner will be chosen at random by Rafflecopter and their name announced from the 11th June 2017 on Eco Fluffy Mama’s Facebook, Twitter (pinned to the top of the page) and also announced on Instagram. Winners have 14 days to come forward before another winner/s will be picked at random. No cash alternatives to the prizes will be given.

This is a collaborative post.

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22 Comments

  1. Heather Link
    26th May 2017 / 11:36 pm

    This is awesome! I love that this company is making use of “waste” fabric and proving it’s not.

    • 27th May 2017 / 12:57 am

      If only more brands thought this way..!

  2. Marta Pajtas
    27th May 2017 / 5:56 am

    What an awesome idea and beautiful products, too!

  3. Jill
    27th May 2017 / 7:26 am

    Wow, what a gorgeous bag! I love the idea of recycling fabric, I never know what to do with old clothes.

  4. Christy Bartle
    27th May 2017 / 7:48 am

    Wow the bags look lovely they’re the style I’d buy. Knowing they’re ethically made makes them even better x x

  5. 27th May 2017 / 9:12 am

    I love that some companies are thinking more about waste, and this is an ideal example. What a wonderful idea. The bags look fab too, I wouldn’t say no at all.

  6. 27th May 2017 / 10:16 am

    Wow looks like a great company, I would buy one of these bags

  7. Tara
    27th May 2017 / 1:28 pm

    I love companies that do this, and they look beautiful!

  8. 27th May 2017 / 8:53 pm

    Fab post full of interesting facts I genuinely didn’t know about the industry. Will be entering the giveaway now!

  9. 27th May 2017 / 10:16 pm

    The Berry Berry sounds like a great brand! I love that the bags are all unique

  10. 28th May 2017 / 12:10 pm

    This is such a good idea. A lot of the stuff that we throw away is perfectly ok to be used again for a different purpose. If there was somewhere locally to donate scrap fabric to be reused I would definitely do that for clothes that are too scabby to go to the charity shop to be resold.

    Also this is a great review. Really informative!

    V <3

  11. Shannon Humphreys
    28th May 2017 / 8:11 pm

    OMG that bag is beautiful!

  12. Gemma
    29th May 2017 / 7:46 am

    Wow 1.3 million tons a year?! Just in the UK? That is unbelievable. I love what this company is doing and what a gorgeous bag

    • 30th May 2017 / 9:17 am

      Terrifying, right?! Me too – it’s wonderful to see an ethical brand aiming for zero waste.

  13. 29th May 2017 / 12:49 pm

    I try to shop more ethicaly, so this bag would be a good start point. My last purchase to try an ethical company was not what I expacted design wise.

    • 30th May 2017 / 9:18 am

      Sorry to hear that. I’ve got a bag from The Berry Berry and I can definitely vouch for the quality.

  14. 29th May 2017 / 6:45 pm

    I love the sound of this brand. I’m really aware of how much clothing we get through and where it comes from.

  15. 29th May 2017 / 9:42 pm

    I think it is great that they are being kinder to our environment. I like the sound of Berry Berry Bags x

  16. Clare B
    31st May 2017 / 9:35 pm

    Love the upcycled materials idea. I know it isn’t new but it is good to see it is still and in such lovely designs too. I am really glad you brought them to my attention. Thank you.

  17. 1st June 2017 / 1:47 pm

    What a great way to save the planet and caring about eco-friendly environment. I have to say that its not my kind of style but I like the concept x

  18. 2nd June 2017 / 2:10 pm

    Such a gorgeous bag! It’s so good that it’s ethically made too. What more could you want?!

    Kayleigh

  19. Jayne Kelsall
    7th June 2017 / 6:12 pm

    Sounds brilliant, not heard of them before, but such a great idea .x