PART TWO (of four)
A small treasure from us to you
Our first batch is the fruit of many hundreds of hours of letting our imaginations roam free. There was no blueprint to follow so we drew and drew, and cut and folded and tried and tested and tried again. From the outset when we realised that we had inadvertently copied a pirate’s patch, we strove to keep to that simplicity and minimal approach. A patch that covers but also underlines the breast area. However, we also wanted to create pieces that could be worn by women with large(r) scars or that are undergoing phased reconstruction. These pieces needed to cover more of the chest. All of you also know the initial difficulty to pull anything over your head, so easy to wear, was also a priority.
Not least because the scar area is so sensitive we only use the best available fabric. Pure British silk, because nothing beats silk’s skin healing properties. Organic cotton because not doing so would be irresponsible. Wonderfully soft Loro Piana Cashmere. Our exquisite straps are by Mokuba because Anna Bonnys are made to look gorgeous but also to last. (Mokuba is OEKO TEX 100 certified). We believe that the healing powers of indulgence should never be underestimated. We were incredibly fortunate to work with hugely talented friends as we brought Anna Bonny to life. Tatiana, Jessica and the team at Bendita Gloria all took the initial idea and added magic to it. The artistry of Richard elevated an improvised, hybrid prototype to something truly unique and beautiful.
So this is our first batch. It is, we believe, the first of its kind. We hope that you will wear it, enjoy it, and share with us how we can make it better. Anna Bonnys are entirely made by hand in Barcelona, Spain. We hope you appreciate that each patch is as flawless as a handmade garment can be, we know that you will feel the love and hope and joy that went into every stitch along the way.
Hopefully the DIY, free pattern download will help and inspire many of you to make your own patch (our mission is to make the patches available to as many affected women as possible).
And yes, 10% of sales will go to charity. We are new kids on the block and are still looking for the right charity to partner with (like Anna Bonny it should not be restricted to a geography). If you do know any charity or company that has affected women’s best interest at heart and could be interested to collaborate please let us know firstname.lastname@example.org.