“By recycling we contribute to a cleaner atmosphere. Furthermore, we save energy, prime materials and natural resources. Ultimately we help preservate the environment and do our share towards a more sustainable world.” (Sandra Catalán)
We created this photo story in collaboration with Biribiro Handmade Lovers, a young brand that was born in Bristol (UK) almost one year ago and sells different kinds of complements – which are mostly made out of recycled fabrics. From necklaces, brooches or headdresses, to toiletries, crochet-knitted purses and scarfs. You can see a sample of their fresh and colourful designs on the photo-gallery we have prepared for you!
Driven by the difficult economic situation Spain is currently undergoing, Sandra Catalán headed towards Bristol in June 2014. Once having arrived there – and at the same time that she is learning english- this young biologist decided to make a strong bet on crafts, one of her great passions. All through the following lines Sandra answers to our questions and tells us every single detail concerning the recent creation of Biribiro Handmade Lovers. This new brand that sells complements offers a mix of colour, quality and respect for the environment. Who says we cannot have it all?
When did you start breathing life into Biribiro Handmade Lovers? Where did the idea to start a project like this come from?
Crafts have always been present in my life ever since I was a little girl. My mother loves sewing and my father also makes handicrafts, so I have grown up surrounded by fabrics. I remember going shopping and coming back home with empty hands just because I wasn’t able to find the kind of complements that would match my style. So ended up designing them myself. Little by little my designs started to be very well received among my friends, and they encouraged me to establish my own brand. But it wasn´t until I arrived in Bristol that I gave a professional approach to it with the creation of Biribiro Handmade Lovers. Read more →