‘A Bag with Purpose’


Together, Eleanor-Jane and Silvana created ‘A bag with purpose’, a glass version of one of Landa’s best-selling bags. This accessory advocates for transparency regarding gender pay disparity within the fashion industry, empowering individuals to scrutinise and address these inequalities. Peering through its design not only reveals these disparities, but also ignites the momentum for progress towards gender equity. This unisex glass bag sits cross body with a leather strap, and the glass used is recycled and moulded by using the fusing and slumping technique.


Artist Bio

Silvana Landa McAdam is an Argentine entrepreneur based in Dublin for the past 20 years. Her mixed cultural heritage has strongly influenced the direction of her career during the years. Silvana’s career in Ireland has been an incredibly exciting journey. She gained her strong retail and luxury products experience while working for multinational companies like Brown Thomas and L’Oreal Luxury Division. The inspiration for her brand comes from her Italian grandfather who was a cobbler. Silvana’s ultimate dream was to create a brand that would add value to the world in a meaningful and sustainable way. The brand’s DNA is all about offering customers a beautiful, chic and qualitative product that will last for years, a product that would boast a luxury design and finish without the designer price tag.

Eleanor-Jane McCartney, a mature graduate with a Fine and Applied Art Associate Bachelor Degree from the University of Ulster Magee in 2007, finds inspiration in the stunning natural beauty of Ireland’s North Coast. Intrigued by the concept of listening to oneself, others, and the environment, she crafts limited editions of glass works and accepts commissions. Employing kiln forming and Tiffany stained glass techniques, Eleanor-Jane imbues her creations with vibrant form and color. Additionally, she shares her skills through monthly warm glass workshops, enriching the wider community.