Let’s be honest: you don’t often see the words ‘handmade in Warsaw’ stamped on a bag but it’s only one of the reasons ThisisPaper is special. On its site, the multi-talented Polish brand offers art reviews, short film, music, indie mags, its own online publication – and a small collection of beautifully stripped back, vegan accessories, handmade in ThisisPaper’s Warsaw studio, crafted from heavy Polish cotton sailcloth and linen, an ode to utility and moderation. For its aesthetic and politics as well as its ethos of ‘everything is connected’: I love.
It worked so well the last time that lovely loungewear label Chinti & Parker has teamed up with Liberty again to create another bouquet of classics made super-special with lively detailing and the inspired use of sweet Liberty prints. This boxy cotton shirt with pretty Peter Pan collar in a delicate Liberty floral offers modern heritage style, supported by the brand’s focus on carefully sourced materials and ethical production. To summer and beyond …. £160,
Cult Brazilian plastic footwear brand Melissa, which has worked with Vivienne Westwood and Karl Lagerfeld amongst others to create modern twists on its classic styles, re-launches the original jelly shoe design, the Aranha 1979. Inspired by the footwear of fishermen on the French Riviera, its name stems from the plastic braids that make up its structure, which look similar to a spider (‘aranha’ in Portuguese). Summer 2015 is available in black, blue, pink and white. £58,