My Story


Hello from the Studio

Hi I'm Lauren, Designer, Maker and Founder of Lauren Holloway - Sustainable Bags & Accessories handmade in Bristol. My journey started in 2013 when I dug out a dusty vintage Singer sewing machine and taught myself how to make bags. I created my first collection from the bedroom of my flat, opened an Etsy shop and the rest is history!

I love the whole process of designing and making - from coming up with the initial idea to handpicking each element from fabrics to hardware, focusing not only on functionality but on aesthetics and originality. My aim is to create beautiful products that are made with care and attention to detail with a focus on sustainable and ethical manufacturing. 

I have always been inspired by my travels around the globe, especially the beautiful patterns of Japan and the bold, colourful fabrics of Bali. My aim is to create sustainable, unique and practical bags that reflect your values and bring a little sunshine into your world!

I really hope you enjoy using my products as much I enjoy designing and making them.

You might have known me as Maybe Mabel in the past. In September 2021 I changed my business name, you can read about the change over on the blog post.


Recycled leather bags handmade in the uk Lauren Holloway bristol

 A little bit about Lauren Holloway

Lauren Holloway is a slow-fashion handbag and accessory brand established in 2013. Lauren specialises in designing and making unique bags, purses, laptop cases and toiletry storage, all carefully and lovingly handcrafted in her Bristol-based studio.

Characterised by bold, eye-catching fabrics and practical, stylish designs, Lauren's small batch production means each piece is made with attention-to-detail and waste is kept to a minimum. Prioritising quality over quantity is important and each bag is made to be delicately durable, not disposable.

Respecting the environment is at the very heart of all that Lauren does, this is why all the leather used is repurposed from offcuts that would otherwise have ended up in landfill and fabric scraps are donated to community projects. Find out more about sustainability and discover what recycled leather is here.


 Lauren Holloway studio Bristol 

Take a look at how I make my Georgina Shoulder Bag 

If you have any questions or want to contact me about a custom order please drop me an email.

You can shop securely online through my online store - just go to the shop link and browse collections.

If you have a wholesale enquiry please email me with your enquiry and I will send you my Product Catalogue and pricelist.