Swag and Tassel is a luxury British handbag and accessories label that pays homage to individuality and creativity. At the helm of Swag and Tassel is Welsh designer Sophie Wordsworth.
By using antique & vintage carpets and hand selected leathers Sophie has created an exciting juxtaposition between old and new.
Using the rich history of the materials, ranging from carpets handwoven by tribes in Northern Persia, to colourful soft leathers sourced in East London, fresh individual and stand alone pieces of couture are created. The use of leather and carpets made from 100% wool combine two very natural materials which both complement each other and both have rich artisan histories.
Carpets hand woven by nomads and villagers in Persia are not pre designed but created by the weaver as they go along. Sophie works in much the same way creating individual patterns for each bag and letting the different thickness of the materials, the colours and the patterns influence each creation as she works.
The quiet detail of a hand finished seam, a luxurious lining or a leather edged pocket gives Swag and Tassel an heirloom quality.
Beautifully handcrafted in a studio in Wales, each piece is one of a kind, rare and exclusive and has its own special story to tell. It’s the bold colours, patterns and textures of the exotic fabrics mixed with handpicked fine leather that make each Swag and Tassel handbag exquisite in detail and quality; not to mention that some pieces of carpet are up to 200 years old.
From edgy elegant clutches to roomy tote bags, from simple sophisticated shoulder bags to petite purse, each piece is designed to catch the eye and love forever.
Here at Heart Gallery we first spotted Sophie’s work in April and we have been ticking off the days on the calendar in anticipation for the arrival of a lovely collection for Christmas!
It’s arrived! So drop in and be as super excited as we have been over this lovely Autumn/Winter collection for us from Sophie x