Designed & Made to Last
We are LPOL (formerly known as Lost Property of London) - an independent sustainable design brand founded in London in 2009. As a husband and wife creative team, we are dedicated and passionate about designing and crafting sustainable and ethically-minded leather and upcycled handbags, totes, rucksacks, work bags and small gifts. We met in 2004 whilst studying at Central Martins College of Art & Design in London, where our love of design, art and architecture intertwined.
When Katy formed LPOL, her focus was on using superior quality natural materials and reclaimed fabric sourced locally in the UK and Europe. From the outset, she was clear that production of every product had to be in the UK, to help support and revive local craft skills and to keep transportation and emissions to a minimum. Katy visioned and pioneered a circular, zero-waste production method in both the East London and Kent workshops whereby all material waste and offcuts are retained and used to produce limited edition products, small goods, one-off gifts and artist collaborations. Now, we work continuously to make production more sustainable, more efficient, lower-impact and even more local. Our design philosophy is evident in the finished product; clean lines and strong minimalist form that delivers essential everyday functionality. We design our collections to last beyond the latest trends, to last for a lifetime. We passionately believe that we can help change the perception of luxury – one that is not defined by brand name or logo, and instead one that is defined by a set of values personified by products of integrity and enduring style.
Katy & John Maskell Bell | Founders