2016 Collection Available to Pre-Order Wholesale Now!

Posted on October 07, 2015 by Rebecca Barber

Following an outstanding and successful launch of our new 2016 collection the new designs are all available to pre-order for wholesale stockists now. 

It shouldn't surprise us, since we think our bags are really quite special, but demand for the past two years has far exceeded our expectations. This has meant a number of our designs selling out within a couple of days of going on sale!

Please contact us to place your order. Delivery will be available from Mid-January 2016 and we'll be in touch closer to the time to arrange payment and delivery. Orders will be subject to stock availability and demand.

If you'd like a printed copy of our new catalogue and price list, simply email us at - sales@ravinala.co.uk if you are a new retailer interested in becoming one of our stockists please get in touch to discuss collaborating with us. We would love to hear from you!

Posted in ethical fashion, madagascar, new collection, raffia bag, raffia hat, ravinala, SS16, whomademyclothes

SS16 Shoot Behind The Scenes

Posted on June 08, 2015 by Owen Hayward

On 2/6/15 we set out for the Cornish coast with a great team, some stunning locations and, of course, beautiful new raffia bags and hats to shoot. We had such fun and we're delighted with the results, but it wasn't all plain sailing!

Unfortunately, we arrived to our first shoot location in the pouring rain, and it remained pretty miserable for the entire morning. Although it may be more reflective of the average British summer, a blustery and rainy day wasn't quite what we had in mind when we booked the shoot.

By mid day everyone had begun to feel a little anxious, we'd been assured that the sun was due to make and appearance but that was seeming less and less probably as time marched on. Most of the team took shelter inside whilst a few of us tried to ensure everything was ready to go in faith that the sun would eventually break through.



Amazingly, soon after mid-day the sun popped out and we were able to start shooting. Within what seem'd like a matter of minutes the clouds had vanished and we were gifted with the most exquisite day. The locations couldn't have been more perfect and both Carbis Bay and Lusty Glaze were exceptional hosts, ensuring we had everything we needed to make the shoot a real success.



Our photographers for the shoot, Brad and Archie from Reef Design worked tirelessly to get the perfect shots and we really couldn't be any more excited about sharing them with you! All that hard work takes it's toll though and eventually it got just a bit too much for Brad. You'd think a photographer with his experience would have a little more stamina, but alas, we lost him to the black blanket of despair.



We'll be launching our SS16 collection at Pure London this August, so keep checking our exhibitor profile and social media channels for sneaky previews over the next couple of months. . . 

Posted in #behind the scenes, #collection, #new, #photoshoot, #preview, #products, #SS16, accessories, BAFTS, bag, Cornwall, crochet, crochet raffia, fashionrevolution, lifestyle, luxury, New Collection, new designs, Press, raffia, raffia bag, raffia hat, resort, Team

Surrey Occasions Magazine Feature

Posted on June 01, 2015 by Owen Hayward

Our Bali Clutch Bag has been featured in the fashion section of this month's Surrey Occasions Magazine. The feature showcases our Bali Clutch alongside a number of other gorgeous accessories that are 'Perfect for the poolside'.




The page also contains an advert for one of our stockists; The Gate. Next time you're in Guildford why not pop in, it's a stunning boutique with some really lovely pieces in stock. 

View the feature online by clicking here, or if you live in Surrey you may well have a copy through your door.


Posted in #Spotted, accessories, bikini, clutch, crochet raffia, ethical fashion, Fair Trade, fashionrevolution, feature, Guildford, madagascar, Press, raffia, raffia bag, Stockist, Surrey, The Gate Boutique

Feature in Attire Accessories Magazine

Posted on May 27, 2015 by Owen Hayward


We recently joined BTAA (The British Travelgoods and Accessories Association) and they were kind enough to introduce us in their regular slot in Attire Accessories Magazine (May/June edition). 


You can view the magazine online at  http://www.attireaccessories.com


We're looking forward to introducing our SS16 collection at Pure this August. We'll be sending out press releases in advance of the show, so keep your eyes open to catch a first glimpse of the collection. 

If you have a press opportunity you'd like to talk to us about then get in touch.

Posted in accessories, fashionrevolution, fashrev, feature, Launch, madagascar, New Collection, Press, raffia bag, SS16

Latest Bespoke Work

Posted on May 27, 2015 by Rebecca Barber

As well as designing and producing our own stunning collection of sustainable and ethical fashion accessories, we offer a bespoke design and manufacturing service. We're really proud to collaborate with some of the most prestigious luxury swim and resort wear brands in the world on bespoke projects and so excited to see some of our work featured in Elle and Vogue magazines this month! 



These bespoke projects provide more opportunities for our team of artisan makers in Madagascar and allow us to continue to invest in the community where our workshop is based.

From the word go, we've trained and worked directly with local people in rural communities in Madagascar. There is no middle importer or hidden source. Everything is produced in an ecological and socially fair manner by educating, training up and employing all our own staff. All our materials are sustainably sourced, and where possible we choose natural fibres and materials. All our profits are reinvested directly back into developing this social enterprise project in Madagascar. 

If you're interested in seeing how our bespoke service could work for your business we'd love to hear from you.

Posted in accessories, elle magazine, ethical fashion, fashionrevolution, fashrev, feature, madagascar, raffia bag, resort, SS15, swimware, vogue magazine


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