Monday, March 24, 2014

scraps (what daisy did)

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I AM ABOUT TO RAVE ABOUT THIS BAG. Yes this is technically a sponsored post but seriously these words could not be forced to come out of me for ANY free item, plus I am SUPER PICKY on who I say yes to letting me review things! It has to be spot on with my ethics. When I was contacted by Daisy and Ozric from What Daisy Did it took about 7 seconds for me to say YES to working with them! The bags are all made from recycled factory off-cut and rejected leather that may have otherwise been wasted, which makes each bag unique in finish and colour (see the spelling? they are also a European based company! and really colour should have a u its cooler that way). They hand pick their artisans on their travels, and work closely with them and their families over hundreds of cups of chai. The bags reduce the impact on the environment, reduce waste and help create work in the developing world. What Daisy did is a new small company that cares about the environmental and social problems we face today.
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I can also fit my entire DSLR collection in this bag for a photo shoot. I simply have made a few pieces of foam/fabric to protect the lenses and other items and can fit everything in here. Plus the outside pockets still allow me room for my keys, iPhone and e-cig. Super important for me on a long day of shooting, editing and seeking out new clients! 
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The construction of my bag is so mind  blowing as well. Every stitch detail is carefully thought out with the extra steps taken to ensure durability. Like I said I have been using this bag for photo shoots and can fit a ton of stuff in it. There is even an inside zipper pocket which makes it great for stashing lip gloss and any little bits that can get lost in your bag. 
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Since What Daisy Did bags are made from leather scraps I thought the title was fitting! I decided to pair my 'scraps' backpack with my 'scraps' shirt from the Kickstarter I helped support. Up shirts are also made from factory remnants from fashion production and are ridiculously cute and ingeniously put together (seriously check out the link its cool). It also is a super flattering cut and made from some mega comfy fabric. They are another great company to support! I can't wait to see what they do once they get all the kick starter shirts out. In my dream I own a store they supports awesome environmentally conscious brands and brilliant ideas like What Daisy Did and the Up Shirt. 
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I am so obsessed with this bag to the point where there will not just be ONE post about it but FIVE. And lately it has been the ONLY bag I am using. Sitting her in Chicago and normally I take 2 bags on trips and its the ONLY one I took.  So look out in the next weeks to come as I rave more about this bag!
Don't forget to check out What Daisy Did  for more amazing bags. I really had a hard time deciding what bag to chose, am ultimately happy with my decision but am already planning future purchases! They are just too fun as a company and I have enjoyed getting to know them as people through our emails. Also check them out on Facebook where they share all the fun travels they go on and sweet photos of  the awesome bags (reminding me DAILY how much I want more of them)!
~Outfit Details~
Bag: c/o What Daisy Did
Shirt: The Up Shirt
Sweater: Thrifted | Shelby's Place
Pants: American Apparel
Boots: Doc Martens (made in England)


  1. Ok the 6th photo is my favorite! I can feel you laughing and having a good time. :o)

    I am smitten, smitten I tell you with your bag AND your shirt. I am off to click both links to check them out!!!

  2. I love what daisy did! I have worked very closely with daisy and oz and not only are their Products fab they are really Lovely people too. So pleased they are doing so well and their business is going From strength to strength!


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