Posts tagged Womens bags
Hills & West joins The First Thread community of emerging designers

Starting a new accessory label is not an easy feat. Not even when you are as passionate as I am. 

You have the upfront investment with your time; brand design and development, website development, content creation, sampling, product photography, merchandising, look books; materials such as leather and hardware and then there is the largest expense - the cost of having the first range hand made by talented artisans. 

Only then, once you have invested your savings and after about six months of your time does the sales cycle start. Of course the effort starts earlier, when you are building the brand, however the returns do not come in until your first sale. This was when I was introduced to The First Thread.

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The Morgan collection's namesake

Inspired by a passion for bags and named in gratitude; the Morgan collection was crafted with love and is just the start of a whole new range of lifestyle accessories from Hills & West.

With less than a week until the launch of the new Hills & West collection, I thought it would be nice to share the story behind the collection’s name and why I am so passionate about this new chapter in my life.

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Handbag making in Milan: following a dream.

Each year I love to learn a new skill, brush up on a new language or try to take a passion further. Last year it was all about feeding my handbag obsession by going to the handbag motherland and learning the ins and outs of the trade from artisans who have worked with some of my personal favourites: Hermes, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Stefano Ricci and Prada to name a few.

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