Hi, thanks for stopping by, I'm Emma - a handbag designer and maker based in London.


Having worked with an array of brands, from AllSaints to Cult Gaia, I began experimenting with materials and designs until Isla Risa was born. I have always been drawn to 3D surfaces, sculptures and organic forms as a constant source of inspiration. With slow fashion and low waste being at the forefront of my mind, my bags bring together my love for playful, intricate design and my desire to be able to afford it. I hope you find that here too!


The Name?
Imagine a mediterranean island. Your best friends by your side. A beaut bag propped up against your sun lounger. Isla (de la) Risa means Island of Laughter in Spanish and that's where I hope these bags will transport you. Of course not literally but we're allowed to dream right?


Get in touch?
If you would like to find out anything more about me, the brand or the bags then please do get in touch. All info can be found on the Contact Me page linked below.
Em x