Kate Shanahan’s passion for interesting fabrics began with work as a costume and set designer for theatre- learning to be very resourceful by creating beautiful and whimsical pieces out of found materials. “I love how an object can tell a story, especially if it has had another life!”

 Her love of up-cycling and construction inspired her to create beautiful handcrafted bags from rescued materials of oil paintings, pieces of leather and fabrics acquired over time.

 Each bag tells a story and is a unique, wearable piece of art.

 Carefully put together to last, Designed By Kate bags can be enjoyed at any occasion!