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

In September 2021 we changed our name from Maybe Mabel and gave ourselves a new brand identity! You can read about the change over on our blog post.


Recycled leather bags handmade in the uk Lauren Holloway bristol

 A little bit about us

We are a slow-fashion handbag and accessory brand established in 2013 by Designer and Maker Lauren Holloway. Lauren specialises in 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, our 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 our environmental duty is at the very heart of all we do, this is why all our leather is repurposed from offcuts that would otherwise have ended up in landfill and our scraps are donated to community projects. Find out more about sustainability and discover what recycled leather is here.


 See how it's made

Take a peak inside the studio and see how we make our popular Georgina handbag...




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

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

If you have a wholesale enquiry please email us with your enquiry and we will send you our Product Catalogue and pricelist.