Designer Anya Hindmarch is a veritable ideas machine. The daughter of an entrepreneur father and a French teacher mother – who was “brilliant at presents” (prizes wrapped with beautiful bows inspired the original Anya Hindmarch logo) – Hindmarch started her accessories business as a teenager, inspired by the leather duffel bags she saw all around her on an early trip to Florence. One of the very first designers to stock her collection on NET-A-PORTER when the website launched in 2000, she attests to the “mood-altering” magic of a beautiful piece of craftsmanship, while ever-ready to exploit fashion’s extraordinary platform as a power for good. Indeed, her ability to spin an idea into a product and a pop-cultural moment saw her bring about a game-changing shift in plastics consumption with her ‘I’m Not A Plastic Bag’ initiative, as she explains in this special 20th anniversary episode of Pieces of Me. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.