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M + M accessories range

Local leather aficionado Chloe Townsend of Missibaba fame and best friend/designer Anna Verloren van Themaat of Mevrou have recently launched a new range of accessories. Think leather, bold tribal prints and hand knitted Merino wool. The combination is dreamy and it’s on trend black and white mix gives a nod to this month’s House & Leisure Trends shoot. The M+M collection includes handbags, scarves, cushions and vessels, all of which are available in a selection of bold patterns. Choose from Aztec, Arrows or Checkers. The colours have been kept simple but graphic in off-white and black with tan leather and dark chocolate cotton for finishing. Anna developed a felted textile made from 100 per cent hand knitted Merino yarn, lending that one-off graphic look that cannot be achieved using better-known felting techniques. Chloe then transformed the textiles into a range of luxury products constructed and finished in Namibian leather and 100 per cent cotton with the fine detailing we have come to love her for. In keeping things local all products have been made with 100 per cent Merino wool, then dyed and spun in Worcester, hand-knitted stitches made in Riverlands, felted in Vredehoek and finished in Woodstock using Namibian leather. Visit the Missibaba+Mevrou site for more information. Prices start at R910 for vessels and can be bought by emailing Anna directly on  anna.verloren@gmail.com. Alternatively you can buy them from the Missibaba store in Bree St, Cape Town from July. Call them on 021-447-2045. An interior design graduate and writer with an insatiable passion for design, decor and travel, Mila Crewe-Brown cut her teeth working at Condénast House & Garden magazine before embarking on a year and a half journey across three continents. Now back and freelancing in Johannesburg she dedicates her time to writing copy for various interior and lifestyle publications. Visit her blog idreamofdesign.