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january updates & insights

january updates & insights

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Written by simone agius
an update from Simone, and some highlights from the customer survey that was conducted over the holidays
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no black friday sales here

no black friday sales here

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Written by simone agius
why making in Australia means that we don’t do sales.
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behind our leathers

behind our leathers

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Written by simone agius
a deeper dive into why we are using bovine leather vs kangaroo leather in our latest collection, and a glimpse on whether we will be able to use vegan leather in the future.
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how can fashion brands be meaningful allies to indigenous people?

how can fashion brands be meaningful allies to indigenous people?

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Written by Gabrielle Parker Capes

ahead of Reconciliation Week 2023, simétrie sat down with Wergaia woman, Gabby Parker Capes, to do a takeover on our blog around this year's focus to “be a voice for a generation.”

amongst beautiful discussion, Gabby gets to the core of what it means for brands and simétrie to be allies for First Nations communities.

 

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fashion forward: a guide to conscious consumption

fashion forward: a guide to conscious consumption

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Written by Imogen Kerr
at simétrie we believe in creating products that prioritise the health of our planet and the well-being of those who make them. we've collated five practical recommendations to help you consciously consume, helping you prioritise the health of our planet and the livelihoods of the people behind the items you wear. 
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Gifting Connection

Gifting Connection

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Written by Ella Smith
Our marketing assistant, Ella, speaks to how our garments and accessories can build much more than just an outfit. Through her great grandmothers and grandmothers handbags she explores how the gifts we give and receive can foster connection, bring our awareness to slow fashion and even help forward a circular economy. 
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meet our artisan leathercraft makers

meet our artisan leathercraft makers

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Written by Ella Smith
the utmost care is taken at every stage of our bag making process to ensure we bring you pieces that never harm people or the planet. we've expanded our studio and our the team of artisan crafters and like our bags, upholding our ethos, is made possible by their human hands ~
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the exciting reasons why we’re pausing made to order ~

the exciting reasons why we’re pausing made to order ~

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Written by simone agius
at simétrie, our team is made up of artisan craftswomen creating the works of wearable art in our bag range. we’re also lucky enough to have opportunities to collaborate with others in the local community who are just as passionate about quality and style as we are - and to share the talents of our team with them.
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meet our founder and learn why she created simétrie

meet our founder and learn why she created simétrie

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Written by simone agius
Meet our founder, Simone Agius, as she shares her story about why she set out to create simétrie; the slow fashion bag brand that makes us feel good without impacting our people or our planet.
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how can we all create a circular economy?

how can we all create a circular economy?

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Written by simone agius

as a brand, we have built our ethos on working in harmony with the people and places that we come across. minimising our impact on the planet is critical in our attempt to create timeless wares that balance design and our impact. 


PHD student and dear friend of simétrie, Julia English, shares her understandings and findings on how the Circular Economy could be the solution to our hyper-consumerist world without having to go completely off the grid, Bear Grylls style. 

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how we make the Universal Tote Pack

how we make the Universal Tote Pack

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Written by Imogen Kerr

we share with you the craftsmanship and process that goes into each of our made-to-order Universal Tote Packs, which take over 17 hours to make in our Brunswick atelier. by making each of these totes through a made-to-order model, each piece receives the love and attention it truly deserves. 

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the leather with potential to help australia’s ecosystem

the leather with potential to help australia’s ecosystem

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Written by Imogen Kerr
at simétrie, we are constantly scouting for sustainable materials to use in upcoming collections. our research has led us to the infamous Cane Toad - a pest, introduced to Australia from South America in 1935.
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meet clem: the upcoming craftswoman behind simétrie’s leather bags

meet clem: the upcoming craftswoman behind simétrie’s leather bags

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Written by Imogen Kerr
as a true artisan, Clem brings a wealth of experience, heart and traditional construction techniques to her practice. whilst Clem is not able to create in the studio with us, we are taking this opportunity for you to get to know her.
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our commitment to sustainability

our commitment to sustainability

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Written by Imogen Kerr

to celebrate Plastic Free July, we are sharing our sourcing, manufacturing and packaging processes to reduce plastic waste and our overall environmental impact.

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can leather be eco-friendly?

can leather be eco-friendly?

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Written by simone agius
this week we explore the environmental pros and cons of designing with both leather and non-animal alternatives. while no material is perfect, this post breaks down what we think is the most eco-friendly choice of material and why we choose to design with kangaroo leather.
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