We focus on traditional handcrafted skills, functionality and attention to detail whilst still giving a timeless but contemporary feel.
“Sonya Kashmiri - Designer of pretty much the perfect Handbag" Livia Firth
As a small business it can be hard to grow and we are no exception, we have recently found a new manufacturer based in Portugal and to acheive their required quantities we need a little help, so we decided to launch a campaign with Born.com. You can see it here... https://www.born.com/view/761/handbags-with-a-sustainable-edge
We use a natural leather coloured through a time consuming and expensive vegetable-tanning process using natural tree bark and plant extracts. We work with an Italian tannery that has specialised in this process for over sixty years. The hides are placed into wooden drums with a blend of bark extracts, plant extracts such as Mimosa, fat liquors and natural dyes. These full grain leathers have no synthetic covering and are sensitively finished with oils and waxes. Vegetable tan leathers darken and develop with exposure to light, and this natural aging process gradually enhances the personality of your bag. Instead of using cardboard as a internal structural support, which can crumble and break inside your bag, we use recycled leather created...
This September we shot our new collection and here is a sneak peek at the pink that is coming for the summer. As you can see the lighting needs to be on all sides to get the perfect picture, we are fortunate to work with such talented people such as the lovely Seamus Ryan.