Gerty was born when designer Madeleine was trying to make Christmas presents for her 3 teenage sons in 2014.

With a background entirely in fashion, quality of fabrics, attention to detail and distinguishing features she started to make up some funky little travel bags for them to shove into their rucksacks when off to various places, from parties, to festivals, to school. These boys appear to go everywhere with plastic bags full of stuff, despite owning proper suitcases and overnight bags. Bags often have holes in them though, hence the UK passport office is on speed dial for lost and replacement passports in this house.

Neon thread was the starting inspiration, followed by a harder wearing tweeds and cotton canvas and fluorescent linings. The end result felt and looked really positive, so onwards and upwards Gerty was born.

All bags are made here in West Sussex with an unusual attention to detail....

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