Bespoke handbag maker unveils new Devon-inspired collection

PUBLISHED: 09:49 17 November 2020

The collection features original designs inspired by the flora and bees native to Devon and Cornwall. Photo: Will Bees

The collection features original designs inspired by the flora and bees native to Devon and Cornwall. Photo: Will Bees

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Handbags are embossed with the name or initials of the recipient for a personal finish. Photo: Will BeesHandbags are embossed with the name or initials of the recipient for a personal finish. Photo: Will Bees

A bespoke handbag maker is hoping to have customers buzzing thanks to a new collaboration with a major name in the fashion world.

Salcombe-based Will Bees Bespoke is producing The Bee Garden Collection, a dynamic new collaboration with former Head of Design Liberty Art Fabrics, Emma Mawston. Every piece is handmade in England and personalised with the customer’s chosen name or initials

The first bespoke collection of accessories designed by Will Bees Bespoke and Emma Mawston features original designs inspired by the flora and bees native to Devon and Cornwall. Every step of the design process has been taken with authenticity in mind.

Will Bees Bespoke is producing The Bee Garden Collection, a new collaboration with Emma Mawston. Photo: Will BeesWill Bees Bespoke is producing The Bee Garden Collection, a new collaboration with Emma Mawston. Photo: Will Bees

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The iconic Bee Garden Clutch has been restyled into the ultimate multitasker: including a detachable wrist strap which also gives you the option to add a longer cross-body strap so you can liberate your hands and switch to sporty chic at the click of a clasp.

Will Bees, founder of the company, is delighted with the collaboration. Photo: Will BeesWill Bees, founder of the company, is delighted with the collaboration. Photo: Will Bees

Will Bees, founder of the company, says: “These are future heirloom pieces. Collaborating with Emma has resulted in some exquisite, original fabric designs, which in turn have been used to create a collection of exclusive accessories that we are truly proud of.

“We are very excited about taking this first step in building our own Will Bees Bespoke design archive, to be enjoyed for many years to come.”

The intricate designs are printed on the finest pre-dyed Italian viscose velvet, creating not just everyday accessories, but forget-me-not pieces of luxury. Available in a range of sizes, each bag is handmade in Salcombe by the talented in-house team at Will Bees Bespoke, and then embossed with the name or initials of the recipient for a personal finish.

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