Hope and Benson are comprised of design duo Angela Hope and Daniela Benson. They make handbags and accessories from their studio in Co.Leitrim. The materials they use for their bags have an amazing textural quality to them that makes you want to pick each and every one up and touch them.
You can buy a selection of the bags online on Hopes website here
This bag is made from a pure wool rug produced in an Irish mill. From what I can see this is the case with the majority of their handbags, and if not sourced from Ireland then it comes from the UK.
I really like the fact that the bags are designed AND made in Ireland and that each bag has a uniqueness to it. To see stockists go to their website. For an insight into the process check out this video interview with Angela Hope