When news broke last week that yet another disaster had befallen a garment factory in Bangladesh, I was angered and upset, but not very surprised. It had been a matter of months since the Tazreen factory fire had claimed 112 workers' lives, and it was inevitable that tragedy would strike again before long. I sat at my laptop, scrolling through Twitter, as more details unfolded. Incidentally, I was wearing a Primark dress.
So, my decision is this: an investment piece needs, well, an investment. I need a satchel that can give me everything I want in a bag. I want something beautiful yet practical. Something I can carry around my Macbook, notebooks, makeup and all the other essentials I take with me on a daily basis and not fall apart on me while I'm on the tube, leaving me scrambling around desperately trying to not lose anything amongst the commuters.