Beautiful Leather by Coco Barclay
Coco Barclay is a London based company who design and manufacture handbags and accessories . The bags are made in a studio overlooking the Thames. Each bag is carefully made and finished using the best quality Italian leathers and beautiful vintage cottons.
Ethical, local production is a key element in the range, as well as iconic “London” originality. The current collection takes inspiration from fashion details, such as full circle skirts and elegant gathers. Nature, invention, practicality and fun are always guiding themes. Wearing a Coco Barclay bag will lift the spirits, even on a grey day.
Accessories compliment the range of bags, being colourful and fun.
A few years ago I took my son on a graffiti workshop thinking that he would love it. It so happened that I enjoyed it more than he did and when I came home I experimented. All I had was some ply board and a couple of cans of paint with a vague idea of what I wanted to do.
The idea of using pre manufactured abandoned wood is not a new one to me. I have always had a fascination with stuff no one wants anymore and bringing these things to life just makes me really happy. Patina and texture is king.
And so, this is the basis of what I produce from my workshop by the river next to the boatyard in Essex.