Wednesday, 14 November 2012


WELL, WELL, WELL...I was worng usning the term recycled - it seems to be a new* term that describes perfectly my work: UPCYCLED!

UPCYCLING: is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or for better environmental value.
The first recorded use of the term upcycling was by Reiner Pilz of Pilz GmbH in an article by Thornton Kay of Salvo in 1994.[1]

We talked about the impending EU Demolition Waste Streams directive. "Recycling," he said, "I call it downcycling. They smash bricks, they smash everything. What we need is upcycling where old products are given more value not less." 
The goal of upcycling is to prevent wasting potentially useful materials by making use of existing ones. This reduces the consumption of new raw materials when creating new products. Reducing the use of new raw materials can result in a reduction of energy usage, air pollutionwater pollution and even greenhouse gas emissions.

.....and that is exacly what I do! when things have no longer use, I transform them into something different, unique and from my point of view....LOVELY.

Saturday, 10 November 2012

New stock ready for CHARITY market tomorrow

Each and every purse and bag is beautilfully crafted using 100% recycled materials- all HANDMADE with love locally in Glasgow

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Handmade fair - IFEPA Torrepacheco

An amazing weekend surrounded by hundreds of amazing handmade artcrafts. I just cannot choose...Can you??



Wednesday, 3 October 2012

FALL for illa this AUTUMN

Summer is leaving us and the I am falling in love with the colours and the new season collection. ENJOY !!

BAGS Collection

1D Collection

3D Collection

PURSE Collection


Saturday, 11 August 2012

Lovely Summer Fresh Collection

In these hot days go to your favorite "CHIRINGUITO" with an amazing new and fresh wallets from the newest illa´s collection.

2D Collection

3D Collection

Bags Collection

1D Collection

For further designs and information, visit the "MAGIC BOX"

Monday, 25 June 2012

Mercadillo at home goes to "Lorca"

Uno de los mercadillos más molones llegó a Lorca para ayudar de alguna manera a los lorquinos y a las víctimas del terremoto.  Buena música, buena comida y cosas únicas y con mucho encanto. Todos los puestos eran de diseñadores lorquinos y murciamos. Y por supuesto illa100percent también asistió con la nueva colección de verano 2012. Desde aquí quiero felicitar a la organizadora, a los participantes y por supuesto a los compradores que lo conviertieron en todo un éxito!!

One of the most amazing street markets came to Lorca to help somehow the lorquinos and the victims of the earthquake. Good music, good food and unique handmade things by local   designers. And certainly, illa100percent was also there with the new summer collection 2012. I would like to congratulate to the organizer, to the participants and certainly to the buyers who made it a huge success!!

Thursday, 26 April 2012

getting inspired in La lagartija eco rural

New collection was peresneted in La lagartija eco rural. A fantastic eco rural cottage in the south-east of Spain:

Thank you all for your support!!

Monday, 12 March 2012

Looking for the perfect mother's day present????

Now you can find illa's wallets/ purses and bags in Velvet Moon.
A lovely shop full of amazing things where you can find basically everything you are looking for..... and from now on... you can also find illa!!

 79 St Georges Road, Glasgow. 0141 237 3229.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

spot... the perfect mothers day gift!

visit the magic box 2D (on the left hand side) to see them inside and pick out your favorite!!

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Flowers for St Valatines'

buying flowers soon???? make sure you get the right ones.
(Felix and Oscar in Great Westerm Rd) Glasgow.

Saturday, 21 January 2012


For cards lovers, for those who can not pass a new shop without signing in, for those who like vouchers and discounts, I have designed the new purse with 12 big pockets, you can put over 24 cards. Massive pocket for change and even bigger area for notes and vouchers.

How many cards have you got???? do you need more???