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FABRIKK Loves Valencia

We travelled to Valencia in Spain to meet an amazing group of entrepreneurs who run an award-winning start-up called TesPack, a world-leading innovator in the areas of portable power packs and solar charging technology. I met the guys from TesPack at the Wearable Technology Show in London and it wasn't long before I was suggesting a collaboration for our future projects. I traveled to Valencia to meet the team who were extremely welcoming. We met during the day at their studio to discuss the project and then again one evening for dinner and drinks and discussed life. I hope to be in a position this year to move this project forward and collaborate with Tes Pack who have just been listed in...
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The Fabrikk VELA LED Handbag - Our UK Manufacturing

The Vela handbag is produced here in the UK, we work closely with our manufacturing partners in Wales to ensure high quality and full transparency along our supply chain. We are passionate about working with and supporting local manufacturers and engineers in developing the electrical system and the handbags. It was also important for us to be able to easily communicate face to face in the development of the first samples. Looking back without this close communication it would have made explaining the new technology and ironing out issues a lot more difficult. I have always found face to face communication the most efficient and pleasurable way to work. From this, I have built a solid, professional and friendly relationship...
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The LED Handbag Project - From Concept to Prototype

I first considered using LED materials to line a bag whilst I was researching new materials and studying product design in Liverpool in 2011.  A few years later, the idea was still firmly in my mind – and I did a Masters in Product Design specifically to research the potential of using these illuminating materials, and how they could be incorporated into handbag designs. This study also helped me gain a better understanding of the handbag industry, and the processes involved in material and product manufacturing. With a strong focus on new materials, I was interested in finding a better alternative for the exterior of my bags – as opposed to the environmentally destructive – and cruel – option of...
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