BLoC handmade

Indie Biz ownerKaren Caddick

BLoC handmade is dedicated to sustainable and eco-friendly fashion. Using recycled materials from garments such as leather jackets and jeans, I craft and design high-quality, handmade handbags that look great and lower your carbon footprint. Perfect for those who like something a little different!

Like the majority of 21st-century business ideas, mine started at home. After years of designing my own styles, I had a breakthrough in 2019 when I made a denim jacket entirely from jeans that were sourced from the charity shop. As well as being my favourite project, it was also the inspiration for setting up BLoC Handmade and selling handmade handbags.

During the process, I realised that reusing old clothing was a fantastic way to make fashionable items that weren’t harming the environment. Plus, the sense of satisfaction was huge! So, I went back to get more old clothes that were going to waste and decided to design a handbag.

A couple of attempts later, and after a few bangs of my head against the wall, I produced a bag that looked incredible. And, it wasn’t only me who thought that - the nice comments kept on rolling in. Hence, the idea for BLoC Handmade was born. Hopefully, with a lot of hard work and help from like-minded people such as you, we’ll put out alternatives to “traditional” bags.

I love that my bags are not only one of a kind, but they are kind to the environment too. It's never been more important than now to be kinder to the planet and there are lots of small easy changes we can all make to help.

Please come and join me on my journey and make the world a safer, more stylish place along the way!

BLoC handmade is dedicated to sustainable and eco-friendly fashion. Using recycled materials from garments such as leather jackets and jeans, I craft and design high-quality, handmade handbags that look great and lower your carbon footprint. Perfect for those who like something a little different!

Like the majority of 21st-century business ideas, mine started at home. After years of designing my own styles, I had a breakthrough in 2019 when I made a denim jacket entirely from jeans that were sourced from the charity shop. As well as being my favourite project, it was also the inspiration for setting up BLoC Handmade and selling handmade handbags.

During the process, I realised that reusing old clothing was a fantastic way to make fashionable items that weren’t harming the environment. Plus, the sense of satisfaction was huge! So, I went back to get more old clothes that were going to waste and decided to design a handbag.

A couple of attempts later, and after a few bangs of my head against the wall, I produced a bag that looked incredible. And, it wasn’t only me who thought that - the nice comments kept on rolling in. Hence, the idea for BLoC Handmade was born. Hopefully, with a lot of hard work and help from like-minded people such as you, we’ll put out alternatives to “traditional” bags.

I love that my bags are not only one of a kind, but they are kind to the environment too. It's never been more important than now to be kinder to the planet and there are lots of small easy changes we can all make to help.

Please come and join me on my journey and make the world a safer, more stylish place along the way!