In 2015, after eight years of working in fashion buying & merchandising, I found that most companies' working hours didn't suit my new role as a mum of two...so I started my own!  

All baskets & bags are entirely hand crafted, eco-friendly & ethically created in Morocco, Bali & Thailand. Bespoke decoration is added by hand in the UK after bedtimes, during naptimes & in between playtimes!

Pirates and Violets is based on a love of 80/90s slogan tees, weakness for all things French and constant dreams of travel! I am a big believer in 'forever' fashion and hope that these hand personalised treasures will be a favourite for years to come.

Lisa. x

Our Ethics

  • we aim to ensure that the craftsmen & craftswomen that create our bags are paid fairly for their craft.
  • our bags are always crafted from natural and sustainable materials.
  • we source our leather from Spain, where EU animal welfare laws ensure that the skins come from cared-for animals. They are tanned using vegetable dyes only, never chrome (which are cheaper, but at a huge cost to the environment and the health of those working with the slurry of toxic chemicals.)