Who is Mon Cabas

Hello! My name is Zoë and I have designed and made Mon Cabas mostly from my kitchen table.

I was fortunate enough to have spent twenty seven wonderful years of my life in France and here my obsession with old fabrics began. I used to peruse the markets on warm summer days loading up my cabas with all things beautifuI. Delicate floral antique quilts filled with clouds of little feathers, huge fresh white sheets each one with delightful embroidered initials of their former owners past and huge heavy blankets lovingly stitched to perfection. I like to recycle beautiful fabrics but equally work with modern materials, suedes and leathers. My pride and joy is the vast collection of fabrics hidden in every available part of the house I can find oh and my hard working sewing machines make me feel happy too!

I feel that in this day and age, where fast fashion is designed and encouraged to be rapidly disposed of, we need to support and celebrate the things that are made to last. Hence why these Cabas are definitely sewn to be 'Bags For Life'!