FABRIKK vela cork handbag features the latest technology in illuminating materials inside


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The VELA is a practical cross-body, cruelty-free cork handbag that features the latest technology in LED illuminating materials inside to help you find things at night. Inspired by the world of new tech-materials; The VELA’s internal lining automatically switches on when the bag is opened and gives off an attractive subtle glow for assisted vision at night.

A simplistic functional design; ethically sourced, cruelty-free, suitable for vegans and made in the UK. The VELA can be worn across the body or over the arm or shoulder with the use of two straps.


– Automated internal LED fiber-optic illuminating lining; with zipped access to the battery pack

– Illuminated zipped internal pocket; includes two credit card slips

– Vegan-friendly cork ‘leather’ body and straps

– Detachable, adjustable cross-body strap

– Detachable shoulder strap

– Zipped front outer pocket with zipped access to LED bulb attachment

– Flap with turn-lock detail and automatic switch detail

– Brushed metal hardware

– YKK Natulon TM Zips (Can be recycled)

– Brushed metal bag feet

The VELA is powered by a 3 X AAA Battery pack (batteries included), comes standard with a white LED attachment. Blue, red and green LED attachments are available from our online STORE

Please see the video instructions for accessing the battery pack and changing the LED attachments HERE


Height – 25 cm

Width – 28 cm

Depth – @ base 10cm, top 6 cm

Strap handle drop – Adjustable 122 cm – 105 cm, Short 52 cm



Coal Black Multicoloured Natural Bark Navy Blue Oranges


Corn Exchange, Call Lane
Leeds LS1 7BR UK

Product designer Kate Pearson is inspired by the emerging world of new materials and wearable tech. She completed a Masters in Design to develop the first prototypes for what is now known as the VELA LED Handbag.

Established in 2014, FABRIKK debuted the VELA LED Handbag; the world's first internally lined handbag with a new automated LED fibre-optic illuminating material to help you find things at night. Kate also works with new eco cork tree bark materials from Portugal and Italy to make the FABRIKK collection of accessories, hats, and jewellery.

Ethical sourcing and quality local hand-production in the UK are also important to kate when developing the cruelty-free and functional accessories for her brand FABRIKK.


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