Do you do Bamboo?

Bamboo is getting a lot of attention right now and for good reason. As an eco friendly option bamboo is renewable, requires fewer pesticides and lends itself to a multitude of purposes so no wonder we're spotting it everywhere from the homewares to celebrity arm candy.

The bamboo handle bag has been sighted on the latest catwalks as well as worn by singer Florence Welch and Model Carla Bruni but it has a much longer history than you might imagine. After World War II raw materials were in short supply, particularly the leather and metals needed for making handbags. Bamboo was abundant and fast-growing, which led Guccio Gucci to use the material, using the naked flame to bend and mould the cane into a handle for his 'Bamboo' bag, and making fashion history in the process. 

Gucci The Iconic Bamboo Handbag


The Original Gucci Bamboo Handbag

So necessity was the mother of invention and utiltarian bamboo cane received a super stylish makeover. The distinctive new look was an instant hit and became the bag of choice for 50's film stars including Grace Kelly, Ingrid Bergman and Audrey Hepburn. In the 1960's Jackie Kennedy made it a vintage iconic product. Fast forward to the 1980s and another fashion icon, Diana Princess of Wales, was snapped carrying a Gucci bamboo handle tote bag on several occasions as she tried to escape the paparazzi. 

The great fashion icons of the last century never underestimated the power of their handbag and the styling of our favourite Avery bag is the perfect trans-seasonal accessory and a piece that you will wear and wear thanks to its timeless nature. The ladylike top-handle spells instant polish tapping right into the trend for grown-up sophistication even as we soak up the last of the golden summer sun. The addition of a limited edition dark brown colour and a navy colour-way from her SS20 collection makes it even more desirable. Accessorise with complementary bamboo hair accessories from Joma and you've got a match made in trans-seasonal heaven. I'll bet you do do bamboo now don't you?

 Katie Loxton Dark Brown Bamboo HandbagKatie Loxton Navy Bamboo Handbag
          Joma Jewellery Bamboo Hair ClipJoma Jewellery Bamboo Hair Clip

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