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Fatface Carrot jeansFat Face jeansFat Face is a designer jeans and clothing company that was founded in 1988, by two friends, Tim and Jules, who preferred skiing in the French Alps to working. They decided that to fund their lifestyle, they could design some sweatshirts, sell them at night - which would leave them free to ski during the day.

The company has grown somewhat since those early days. Now Fat Face boasts a complete range of active lifestyle clothing for men and women.

Fatface Upcycle BagFat Face Upcycle Bag

New from Fat Face for Spring, is the perfect denim accessory - the Fat Face Upcycle bag. The Fat Face Upcycle bag is made completely from recycled denim jeans. It's a great accessory to add to any casual outfit, but it has only been made in limited numbers so get in quick if you want one.

Fat Face sent me one of these bags to review, and I have to say, it's a really cute bag. It has a large outer pocket on the front, together with the two usual front jeans diagonal pockets and a coin pocket; a button "fly" (yes, really!) and an internal open pocket which you could use for a mobile phone. There is a lovely leather Fat Face label on the "waistband" at the back, and just below the waistband on the inside of the bag, there is the slogan "WAIST NOT, WANT NOT".

The measurements of the bag are width 20" / 51cm (at the widest point) x length 15.5" /39cm (at the deepest point, all measurements are approximate).

For every denim bag sold, £5 will be donated to the Fat Face Foundation which aims to supports charities whose purpose is to preserve the areas in which we most like to play. The Fat Face Foundation has already raised nearly £16,000 for The Marine Conservation Society and over £8,000 for Groundworks.

My Verdict

This is a cute bag which will accessorise well with a wide range of outfits. It's nice and lightweight for the summer and you have the added advantage that every purchase helps a good cause. It's definitely worth adding this bag to your wardrobe.

My score: 10/10

Fat Face Carrot JeansFat Face Carrot Jeans

The latest addition to the Fat Face range are the Fat Face Carrot Jeans. A new angle on the boyfriend fit, these 100% cotton jeans are designed to sit reasonably low on the hips, but are tapered (like a carrot) so are slim fitting on the calves and ankles. Features include a marble effect authentic vintage wash, cinch back waistband and angled front pockets. These jeans are creating something of a storm in the fashion world, and have already been featured in Vogue and Grazia.

I was recently sent a pair of Carrot Jeans to review. I requested a size 10R and found the jeans to be true to size. Carrot Jeans are a different cut to the jeans I normally wear - I usually go for skinny fit very low rise jeans with a bit of stretch. The Carrot Jeans I would say are mid-rise - I measured the below the waistband to crotch measurement as being approximately 8" (19cm).

However, I put these jeans on and immediately thought - wow, I have waist! These jeans fit loosely around the middle which is really flattering - they make your waist look smaller and there is no evidence of a muffin top whatsoever! Nevertheless, the tapering of the style means I could tuck the jeans into my calf length boots to make my legs appear longer and slimmer - quite a feat to accomplish as I am only 5' 2". That's the thing about the Carrot Jeans - they don't just make models look good - they make a normal woman look good too.

Take a look at this promotional launch video for the jeans and see what you think:

My score: 10/10