We recently did some virtual window shopping and came across the wonderful handiwork of Bow Peep, a local accessory brand based in the Mother City. Almost all of her products are made out of fabric, her personal obsession. Her range of fabric covered buttons come in all shapes and sizes and make for pretty, decorative brooches. Bow Peep cites her favourite past-time as hunting for interesting fabrics and bits of ribbon – after all, it’s the materials that inspire the designs. She also enjoys playing with different colours and seeing what works well together. Well, we love what she’s come up with so far!
These button brooches look good on almost anything, including jackets, t-shirts and bags. They certainly give a simple item of clothing a pop of colour. Equally enticing are her ribbon brooches (last two images pictured above), which mix pattern on pattern for added effect. Available from the Bow Peep online store, The Field Office and Cupcakes n Cowboys (both in Cape Town). The prices vary according to size but they range from R40 to R80 each.