Recycled fabrics may have once been tablecloths, curtains or upholstery samples. Or they may just be fabric remnants, or a beautiful old dress, left at an Opportunity (thrift) Shop. New fabrics may have been imported from Japan, or they may be part of an exclusive range from a fabric designer (many fabric designers have their own websites, and even blogs, so you can continue the story of your bag even further – should you wish to do so). All buttons used on Beckybean bags come from Bec's personal button collection, which started with a big tin of vintage buttons given to her by her Grandma.
Bec also gives every bag a unique name, which are not necessarily 'people' names. In keeping with the 'inspiring things from her childhood' theme, Bec has chosen names which are all references taken from Enid Blyton books (some of the bags sold already have included a 'Dame Washalot' bag and a 'Pop Biscuit' bag (from The Magic Faraway Tree). Bec says, "I don't actually state this on Etsy, as it gives me a thrill to think that some people will see the theme and work it out themselves (and it makes me giggle to imagine what people who don't know their Enid Blyton books must think of my naming!)."