Half Scottish and English, Sophie grew up in Kuwait and Oman for 16 years. Her family home then moved to Andalusia. Childhood memories of camping in the Omani Desert around Bedouin weavers inspired her work with artisan weavers across two Latin American countries.
Prior to launching the brand, Sophie’s earlier career in creative education and Interior design, led her to live in Paris, Tuscany, London, Hong-Kong, Spain and Colombia. Her life’s adventures have naturally inspired her collections aesthetic and style. Sophie is dedicated to translating her sense of free spirit and adventure within the brand’s collections.
Sophie launched her collection in 2011 using the intricate techniques and skills of the Colombian Wayuu which have been passed down through generations. The result was a collection of striking hand-woven bags that combine traditional artisanal processes with vibrant colours and eye-catching designs.
In recent years, Sophie Anderson expanded her collection into Peru, Europe and India working with a variety of new materials such as crochet grass, leathers, vinyl ropes and raffia.
Sophie Anderson’s original best-selling bags now sit alongside a full accessories range featuring belts, woven, knotted and knitted leather bags, structured baskets and a variety of dyed crocheted grass hair slides and headbands.