Responsible Luxury. Est.2003
British & Italian designed Eel Skin Handbags

About Us

'I launched Makki in 2003 with the idea of offering a luxury handbag brand that was both ethical & stylish. 

The concept arose after living & working in South Korea where Eel is eaten as part of a daily diet.
Eel Skin Leather has a wonderful look & is known for both its softness & durability (it is known to be 2-3 times stronger than cowhide).
Because of the way the Eel Skin is panelled, it has a very unique look, which gets softer as it ages.

My initial Collection was very small, with The Electric Clutch & The Nuevo Disco. These designs remain in the Collection & are still among our best sellers.

A hi-light for me was when Makki won the award of ‘Fashion Product of the Year’. This gave the brand a great profile & Makki have been promoted in the press since (see our press page to read more).

Makki has several high profile customers, including Kate, The Duchess of Cambridge, who I sold to personally back in 2005. Our designs have also been featured in films, seen on catwalks, in Vogue & on the BBC.

Makki's tagline is ‘Responsible Luxury’ as we can guarantee all our designs are by-products of the wider food industry.

We are the UK's original Eel Skin Handbag Specialists & 14 years since our launch, we can be found in Paris, Berlin, Athens, Amsterdam, Italy, Oslo, Hong Kong, Tokyo, New York..and more.

Makki’s designs feature a wonderful bespoke screen printed faux suede lining & discrete Leather Logo, ensuring they are as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside. With your order you receive a ribboned Gold & Black tag with information about the Eel skin & a Silk dust bag to keep your design safe.

We also offer a range of Eel Skin Purses & Wallets to pop in your beautiful new Eel Skin Handbag.

I am very passionate about the brand I have created, believing fashion can be both Luxurious & Responsible. I hope you love my creation.
Joanne x'

Director & Head Designer for Makki

- Seen to right exhibiting the Makki Collection at one of our Interntional Fashion Trade Shows.