Something about my labours of love...
I love designing and bringing forth into existence my Bag, Strap, Belt and Armlet ranges. Every aspect of the process is important and fascinating to me. Some items such as the Nina Crossbody bag with interchangeable straps go back to 2012. It started life as a clutch and morphed into something practical for all the travel I hoped to do. Other designs come and go yet this remains my baby and the most popular design by a mile!
For Nina, Ninja and the Belt Bag, I choose beautiful Italian and Australian leathers left over from big European and Australian design production. Not only for the textures and the crazy prints but trusting best practise in the chain of European and Australian production. The leather pieces are then carefully designed by me, occasionally making changes to size or shape then cut and sewn by longtime friend and leather guru Brata and his brother in Bali and completed by me in Australia. We have worked together for a decade and support each others livelihood.
All my belts, straps, the Leather and tapestry Totes and denim products are made in melbourne by myself. I use solid English and Taiwanese Brass for the bag rings, d-rings and armlets. The only thing imported from China are the fun and “of the fashion moment” Leopard and Multi coloured Straps and they are the top of the range options, jacquard,cotton, nylon. They are woven and very durable.
The brass and leather armlets are all handsewn by me. I do make leather bracelets too and one off jewellery and these, along with other handmade products, will be featured as specials when I have time to make them!
I hope you love my labours as much as I do and that they bring you practical as well as aesthetic joy.