Hi I’m Emma! I design and make playful and handcrafted bags under the brand Grouchbag. For me it’s all about making my creations fun by adding bright and bold colours and using fun shapes. Enjoy taking a gander at my collection, which ranges from makeup bags and pouches to crossbody bags and backpacks. A great feature of my bags are the detachable and adjustable straps, which can be interchanged for backpack straps or crossbody straps depending on how you feel. The faux fur and faux leather that I use to make my items are sourced from end of line stock that companies no longer need. These can come in all shapes and sizes so I often have to get creative with how I use them! It can be a challenge but it is a big part of what makes my creations unique and my steps towards being as environmentally friendly as I can. So the collections I produce are limited in numbers, when they are gone they really are gone! I make all my items to last, using high quality, hard-wearing and long-lasting materials which include using YKK zips as standard. I hope you enjoy checking out my stuff and fee free to say hi!
Hi, I'm Emma! I design and make fun and colourful bags under the name Grouchbag.
Here's a little bit about me and my background....I grew up compelled to draw and make random outfits for myself, this obsession with fashion and designing was something I could never shake as I even went on to get a Masters in it! I followed on to a career in bespoke tailoring where I developed a good appreciation and skill in craftsmanship and using quality materials. After some years I decided to branch off on my own, as I wanted to make my own rules. So here I am now, connecting to my creative roots and making quirky designs into sewn creations.
My main aim is to create things that make you smile and that you can have a bit of fun with. I'm all about making fashion fun!