Buy Candy: Eel-skin handbag

Claire Watt-Smith set up BoBelle London at the age of 24, designing and creating ethical fashion accessories.

“The market has far too many negative connotations attached to it – I’m trying to turn those assumptions on their head,” she says. 

All her products are made from eel skin – a by-product of the food market in Asia. 

“It’s a viable alternative to other exotic leather, where the animals are killed for their skin alone.” 

Where from:

How much: £164

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