From a secret cache of vintage fabrics to an international supplier of vintage homewares, check out the story behind Francesca Rockette.
Holding on to her passion for unique, handmade fabric bags that inspire, Francesca Rockette has crafted an eclectic range of fabric bags to accompany on your daily shopping adventures.
Constructed from recycled items, Frans bags are made from a range of vintage fabrics, coffee bean bags, hessian sacks and other rustically inspiring fabrics.
Drawing on strong design influences including the eclectic prints of the 1950s and 60s, through to the bold kitsch trends of 1970s Australiana, Fran is determined that her designs will elevate the humble fabric shopping bag from an item of bland mass-production, to unique eye-catcher perhaps even being so bold as to proclaim it as a fashion accessory.
Ideal for your weekend adventures around the fresh farmers markets, Frans bags are adorned with a range of striking prints, coupled with attentive detail to the reinforced seems and strong handles.
With the aim of arousing a sense of nostalgia with her customers, these bags are designed to be not only practical and effective, but retain their capability of telling a story.
An ideal gift which is both funky and eco-conscious, Frans eclectic range of bags had a somewhat unexpected beginning.
After discovering an old trunk in 1988 belonging to her mother, Fran found a cache of vintage fabrics of varying assortments contained within.
Following more than a decade of high-fashion retail experience, Fran was instinctively knew there would be a niche for eclectic wearable accessories.
Starting off this eclectic journey with fabrics, Fran created bags and cushions, before she began trading at weekend markets in Bondi. It wasnt long before Fran was wholesale supplying local and international boutiques; her reach extending as far as London and Los Angeles.
Boasting a collection encompassing slouchy leather bags, clutches, fringe bags, and upcycled shopping bags made from tea-towels, you would never imagine the extent of customisation possible with the humble shopping bag!
With an ever-expanding range of goodies, be sure to check out Frans collection of eclectic accessories, and prepare to be inspired!
Byron Bay NSW 2481