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Meet The Artisans

The Personalities Behind Belo Products

Paying tribute to our amazing team of workers who make the From Belo collections adding a piece of their personality to each product.  Bringing you sustainable designer handbags and accessories made from recycled plastic bottles and seatbelts.  

Each product in the Alma and Alegre Collection has taken on the characteristics and personalities of our team.  As we grow, we want to be able to name all of our products after all the 24 amazing people that help make our dreams come true. But for now, meet the amazing From Belo ladies and find your Belo bag.

Meet Patty (Small and Large Patty Pouches)

Patty is the head sewer in our team. She is such a fierce woman and an inspiration to us all. She left her village when she was only 13 years old to come to the big city looking for a better life. Now, 40 years later, the mother of 4 is the head sewer at our factory and was able to put her 4 kids through University. Patty sees herself as a successful woman that made her dream of providing a better life for her kids a reality.

The best advice she has ever given us is ‘No matter what people tell you, you can make your dreams come true’.

Meet Lucia (Lucia Tote Bag)











Lucia is a ray of sunshine. She is so positive and a delight to be around. That is why we named our most colourful upcycled fabric tote bag after her. 

Lucia is the glue that keeps the cooperative together. She started as an apprentice and worked her way up to become a manager. And as a coincidence, Lucia's family were supported by our partner charity Casa de Maria when she was younger. Since then she has become the main bread winner of the family and has given her family so many opportunities, She is a true boss woman.

Our Lucia Tote Bag was the finalist for the most socially responsible bag of 2019 at the Independent handbag designer awards, the Lucia blue and gold weaved tote bag. 

Meet Fran (Fran Belt bag)


Fran is the life and soul of the party and that is why we named our funnest belt bag after her. She always arrives to work full of energy and always makes the team smile. Fran is responsible for quality control. However her beaming smile doesn't distract her from her work and she is always able to ensure that every product is checked before is ready to go on its journey to be owned and loved.

Find your bag and join the From Belo Family!