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.
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.
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 ~
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.