Hi! I'm Naadu, the designer, maker and owner of ABLO accessories.
I started A Bag Less Ordinary whilst on maternity leave as I knew it was time to make the jump and start my own business. As much as I loved my career in fashion, I was ready to be my own boss and allow my creativity free reign! I had spent 10 years working for Fashion brands after graduating from the London College of Fashion, and felt that I had gained enough experience to branch out alone.
I am obsessed with colour and print and since I was little have loved accessories. I have always enjoyed creating things and am happiest when I am lost in my sewing and making something pretty.
I work from home at my small but lovely (& most of the time organised) workstation and all my accessories are made with much love and care using my lovely Singer sewing machine.
I am mixed race, English and Ghanaian and this inspires my work by using a mix of English and African prints. I am also inspired by nature, colour and the busy lives that we live today. I aim for all ABLO bags to be practical and for most items to be multi-purpose. As much as I love pretty things, I think it's important that the accessories we use are functional, so why not combine the two?!
Most of the materials I use are sourced from the UK and I search far and wide to find unique prints and quality fabrics. I offer a monogram personalisation service and all purchases come beautifully wrapped so are perfect for a special gift or a treat to yourself.
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