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Damsel & Daughter

Damsel &Daughter are a socially conscious craft label that design and create in Hackney, London. Proceeds go to providing feminine care for disadvantaged women.

In reconciling her love for crafts with social consciousness, Mai Gornall created Damsel & Daughter. The word 'damsel' finds its roots in 'women of noble birth' as she believes all women are created nobel.

The coin purses are all up-cycled from leather and faux leather off-cuts sourced on Brick Lane. The silver model is made from vegan leather. These fabrics are then re-purposed into purses!

Profits from the purses go to providing feminine care kits for disadvantaged women in Hackney. These are distributed at local night shelters; The Manna Society and the Hackney Migrant Centre.
DAMSEL + DAUGHTER are women supporting women to create beautiful and useful products.
Meet Mai

Meet Mai

Mai is a Hackney based maker who created DAMSEL + DAUGHTER to respond to an issue in the UK she was passionate about tackling; the unacceptable need for women living in poverty, to access basic feminine hygiene products. Creative and entrepreneurial she found the therapeutic element of repurposing materials into beautiful products brought a huge amount of satisfaction. Marrying her creativity with providing a route towards giving back women their dignity was the key idea behind her socially-conscious craft label.

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 Leather Purse - Navy £15.00 GBP £12.00 GBP

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We’re striving to dismantle poverty through social trading