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SPORTING THE LOOK: (Above) Ballet flats by Emblem.
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SPORTING THE LOOK: (Above) Ballet flats by Emblem.
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SPORTING THAT LOOK: (Above) Python is increasingly being used by smaller fashion brands such as House of Sheens
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SPORTING THAT LOOK: (Above) Python is increasingly being used by smaller fashion brands such as House of Sheens
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PENCHANT FOR PYTHON: (Above) Ling Wu leads the trend of affordable exotic-skin bags that appeal to shoppers of every budget.
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PENCHANT FOR PYTHON: (Above) Ling Wu leads the trend of affordable exotic-skin bags that appeal to shoppers of every budget.
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PENCHANT FOR PYTHON: (Above) To get that unique design, House of Sheens mixes materials such as python with calfskin
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‘Consumers now think that anyone can get python, so why are you different? You have to come up with designs that are unique.’ - Shireena Shroff Manchharam, founder of House of Sheens
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‘Python is such an interesting and unique material and there are so many different ways that designers can work with it.’ - Goh Ling Ling, founder of bag brand Ling Wu

Serpentine allure

With the trade in python skins jumping tenfold over the past decade, demand has fuelled a surge in local purveyors of python accessories, and a need for more sustainable methods of production.
Dec 27, 2014 5:50 AM

JUST three years ago, a full-python purse was the last word in glamour and one which would induce sticker shock in mainstream consumers. As the highly sought-after snakeskin continues to embellish top-tier designs from luxury brands - Chloe with its compact Drew mini-bags for next season and