The Blue Helena Seat belt Hobo Bag could be the Most Socially Conscious Handbag of 2020.
We are so excited to announce that The Blue Helena Seat Belt Hobo Bag (a sneak peek of our future collection which will be launching in June!) is a finalist in the prestigious Independent Handbag Designer Awards in New York 2020. The category she is nominated for is very close to our hearts "The Global Good Most Socially Conscious Handbag of 2020".
Being part of these awards is such an honour, not just for ourselves as designers but for all our artisans. It gives the recognition and validation of all the hard work we are putting in to create accessories that not only are kind to the planet, but that change lives. This news is an especially incredible boost for our team during the Covid-19 pandemic. Every team member has been working incredibly hard to ensure the safety of themselves and others with new strict health and safety regimes at work. Knowing that their hard work is being recognised is especially heartwarming knowing the lengths they have gone through to ensure we can all work safely.
Our newest addition to the From Belo Family, The Helena Bag, which has caught the judge’s attention saves from landfill 200g fabric offcuts from the fashion industry, 1.5 plastic bottles and 12 metres of decommissioned seatbelts as well as feeding 8 people in need with every purchase.
The fact that the "Most Socially Conscious Handbag of 2020" Award is sponsored by Global Goods is incredible for us. They are a company that we aspire to be - with all the incredible work they do international to help break the circle of poverty. If the esteemed panel of judges chooses From Belo as the winner, this would be like a dream that has come true - as we would be offered the opportunity to partner with this incredible company. This opportunity to partner and learn from their incredible team would be amazing to help us develop as a company.
The awards will be announced on June 10th during a full online version of the ceremony on the Handbag Awards website and Instagram. Led by the one and only incredible talent and founder of the Independent Handbag Designer Awards - Emily Blumenthal also known as the "Handbag Fairy Godmother".
We are so proud to be able to be a part of this and will be celebrating with weekly offers on our mailing list. Such as discounts, combo offers to name a few. So sign up so you don't miss out.
Thank you to everyone who has supported us and been a part of the journey. We are so honoured to have you in our lives. We could not do this without you.
Wish us luck!
Char and Maria