Born in London, Otis Batterbee has nearly 20 years professional experience as a product, accessories and fashion designer, graduating from the acclaimed Central St Martins School of Art & Design in 2003.
Prior to launching Otis Batterbee, he designed accessories and products for some of the world’s leading luxury brands, skills which he’s used within his own collections.
“It all began when I designed a range of makeup bags, showed them to the beauty buyers of the department store Liberty, they snapped them up on the spot and suddenly I had a new business. My non-leather, cruelty-free beauty bags have been a firm favourite in the beauty halls of the finest stores ever since”.
His vividly patterned beauty bags were an overnight success with six months of stock selling out in just one week.
“The beauty world has a certain allure for me. Unlike the fashion industry, it doesn’t matter what shape, gender or ethnicity you are, we can all be part of it.”
The Otis Batterbee quest to design and produce beautiful beauty tools and accessories has never been stronger with the launch of makeup brushes and blending sponges.
“We’re not your average beauty brand. My inspiration ranges from photos of Mick and Bianca Jagger partying at Studio 54, the mosaic-clad lavatories of Annabel’s nightclub, to designs from the 1980’s Memphis Group and an obsession with Art Deco buildings in Miami which provided the inspiration for my makeup brush handles”.
Otis Batterbee now counts a roster of global stockists and a number of beauty fans that include Rita Ora, Gwyneth Paltrow and Florence Welch.
“For a product to get the Otis Batterbee stamp it has to be glamorous, innovative, desirable, impeccably made and most of all a joyful thing to own”.
Otis Batterbee’s ongoing mission is to craft clean, safe, products that are good for you and the planet. The brand is constantly searching for performance-driven sustainable materials, such as the use of recycled ocean plastic which is spun into nylon and used as the lining on all our beauty makeup bags. We use FSC sustainable birchwood on the handles of all our makeup brushes too. Otis Batterbee collaborates with the most innovative makers to reduce the companies environmental footprint. Whilst not perfect, Otis Batterbee are totally committed to making sustainable choices whenever and wherever possible within the 100% recyclable packaging.