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Function + Form - Bell & Fox

January 21 2020 – Mercantile London

Function + Form - Bell & Fox

Function + Form - Bell & Fox

Launched in AW15, British accessories brand Bell & Fox create quality, fairly priced pieces with a minimal aesthetic and maximum functionality.

Inspired by vintage detail but viewed through a contemporary aesthetic, they create collections that function beyond season.
Each piece is expected to work hard; quality and function are key – so Bell & Fox bags are made in premium leather and designed to adapt to a modern lifestyle. The collections are made by highly skilled artisans, and involve hand cutting, stitching and edge-painting.
“Our bags are made to work, and last...We aim to make really good quality investment pieces that will last. Our philosophy is that style is more important than fashion”.

Callie in mint

The design team add as much ‘functionality’ as they can in to every bag design – and most can be worn as a cross body, shoulder bag, and some styles used as a clutch, with or without the chain wrist strap.

With over twenty five years of experience working as an accessories designer and buyer, Bell & Fox founder Sarah knew that all of the collections had to be sourced responsibly.
Their factories are continually audited on their ethical and social responsibilities which ensures a safe working environment, and that all workers are paid a fair wage for their craftsmanship.
The brand currently works with two factories, both of whom Sarah has known for many years, and has worked with in the past for other brands.

The collections use premium cow leather which is a by-product of the food industry, and all of the tanneries comply with REACH industry standards which ensure a high level of protection of both human health and the environment with regards to chemicals used in the tanning process.
The collections also incorporate smaller pieces in all of our leathers – purses, card holders and key rings – to ensure minimal waste.

Callie mini in Holly Green.


Callie mini in Garnet


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