Ethical footwear brand Beyond Skin has launched a range of accessories on its website with the intention of expanding and wholesaling the range for spring 13.
The brand, which does not use leather in its footwear, started selling clutch bags via its site,
Beyondskin.co.uk, last week as a trial ahead of launching a larger range of accessories in April.
This will expand to include five large handbag designs, featuring a mixture of print fabrics and Dinamica, a faux suede made from 100% PET recycled material, which the brand also uses in its footwear. The larger bags will retail for between £120 and £250.
The clutches come in five different designs, four of which feature Italian printed fabrics while another is made from eco-friendly fabric Dinamica. They will retail at £87.
Beyond Skin founder Natalie Dean said the range will then be wholesaled for spring 13.
“Footwear lends itself to doing accessories as well and our customers have been asking us for handbags for some time,” she said. “Now we have got the customer base through our footwear business, it makes sense to launch another product to them.”
Beyond Skin will look to target some of its existing 50 UK footwear stockists, which include Agatha in Lincoln and Leaf Clothing in Newcastle, as well as picking up new stockists that may just want to stock the accessories.