Girl With Beads brings a touch of country life to the boardroom on BBC’s The Apprentice.

East London accessory brand, Girl With Beads, recently starred on BBC’s The Apprentice, with its Flat Cap Bag making a cameo on the popular show.

Created from two vintage tweed flat caps, the bag was taken from the boardroom to Somerset by this year’s candidates who selected it to sell at the Royal Bath and West Show.

The perfect accessory for a weekend in the country, the idea for the bag came about as designer Rebecca Vorperian was sourcing materials from charity shops, with a happy accident resulting in the unusual design.

Girl With Beads creates unique handmade recycled bags, clothing and accessories, carefully chosen and restored before being transformed. Each design has its own charm and history, from the very British Flat Cap Bag, to the country tweed Suit Bag and the 1970s floral curtain Shopping Bag; each exhibiting unique style with a spark of nostalgia.

By using recycled materials, customers can be happy in the knowledge that their item is a complete one-off. Designer Rebecca relishes the challenge of taking existing items and turning them into something new, whilst being faithful to their history and unique characteristics.

As well as starring on The Apprentice, the brand has recently showcased their upcycled designs at The Designers Makers Market in the heart of East London, which  provides contemporary design and craft professionals with a platform to exhibit their work.

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