Leblas founder revives collections under own name


Arabel Lebrusan launches own site with wholesale in the pipeline.

Arabel Lebrusan, one half of the team behind the now defunct ethical jewellery brand Leblas, has re-launched the brand’s jewellery collection under her own name, with a new site and new designs.

Earlier this summer Leblas announced that it was to close the doors of its retail store on London’s Sloane Street as Lebrusan and Leblas co-founder Claire Winfield decided to concentrate on different projects.

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Lebrusan had said that she wanted to continue producing the filigree jewellery collections synonymous with the Leblas, and has now launched a new website and brand under her own name.

“[The website] is only a few days old and needs some tweaking but I’m very happy,” said Lebrusan last week. “I’m offering ethical and Fairtrade gold engagement and wedding rings, and the silver filigree collections.”

A bestseller has already emerged from the re-launch – a new design from the brand – the Filigree Links bangle, a gold plated silver cuff retailing at £695.

“I will be adding my new super cute filigree friendship bracelets very soon, and I’m also working hard on the wholesale side of the businesses and I’ve been busy preparing my new spring/summer Fairtrade coloured stones collection, using recycled silver,” added Lebrusan.

The designer has aldo had help from Kathy Chappell of a company called Fairtrade Gemstones, who she says has been fantastic in helping her to choose the stones for her new collection. “They are doing such a great work bringing ethical gemstones into the market,” she explained.

Leblas was originally founded in 2007, launching onto the scene with its Spanish-made jewellery collections. Under her
own name, Lebrusan is now producing ethical engagement and wedding ring collections, alongside more contemporary jewellery designs.


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