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. 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 stitched & handpainted treasures will be a favourite for years to come.
- we aim to ensure that the craftsmen in Morocco and craftswomen in Bali 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.)