Blondie Mania London
Stand number: L7
Blondie Mania was born in 2009 when I, Blondie, (aka Helen) met Mr Mania (aka Gerard). My passion has always been in design and so I decided to quit my 9-5 job as a Lawyer and pursue my dream. With Gerard's previous experience and encouragement, Blondie Mania was born. The ethos today remains the same as when the journey began: To handcraft high quality leather bags, that offer classic style, that will transcend through the Seasons, but with unique touches, such as our hand stitched detailing and vibrant linings. Blondie Mania is stocked in select Boutiques and the full collection can be viewed online at www.blondiemania.com.
This year at Spirit of Christmas will see the launch of our new activewear brand, Upward Salute. Fitness and in particularly yoga, is a pursuit that both myself and Gerard are very passionate about. It has seen us through some stressful times in running a business and life challenges in general. We have been working for the past two years to bring this project to life. Seeing a gap in the market for activewear with a sustainable and eco-friendly approach, we have created fitness mats and leggings with a difference!
Our mats have been handcrafted from premium grade cork and hand drawn designs have been printed on each mat using eco-friendly inks. Cork is both sustainable and naturally ant-bacterial. Furthermore, as it gets wet it releases a substance called Suberin, which creates the perfect non-slip surface. Cork + Sweat = Grip.
Our leggings have been carefully designed using premium fabric that is made from recycled plastic bottles. The fabric has a 4 way stretch and fits like a glove. The designs are based around wildlife, in keeping with whom we are trying to protect by re-using all this redundant and harmful plastic. Fun and colourful designs that will take you from your workout to town in style!
Come and see us on stand L7.