Vendor Spotlight: Damsel & Daughter
Founded by Mai Gornall, DAMSEL & DAUGHTER, sell beautifully crafted leather and vegan leather coin purses which raise funds to improve women’s health in London. Marrying her love for crafts with social consciousness, Mai Gornall formed Damsel & Daughter to respond to issues surrounding women in poverty. The word ‘damsel’ finds its roots in ‘women of noble birth’ as Gornall believes all women are created nobel.
Born from wanting to figure out some way of giving women in disadvantaged positions back their dignity, Gornall found a need for regular feminine hygiene packs. This lead to the creation of the leather coin purses which the proceeds would help fund feminine hygiene packs. These 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.
The packs are then are distributed to various shelters across London, such as The Manna Society and the Hackney Migrant Centre.