how we make the Universal Tote Pack

how we make the Universal Tote Pack

October 03 2020

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. 

SisterWorks x simétrie | Sisterly Collection

sisterly collection - the story behind the collaboration

September 17 2020
we’re pausing international shipping on our leather goods

we’re pausing international shipping on our leather goods

September 13 2020

in our latest update on the news feed, we explain the costs involved in shipping our leather collections to your place in the world outside of Australia & why we have made the hard decision to hit pause on the international shipping of our leather collections as of 17th September 2020.

benefits of making it yourself

benefits of making it yourself

August 29 2020
reconnecting with creative activities offers a sanctuary for us to experience joy and meditative flow. there are many reasons why creativity is good for us. in this piece, we explore the physical and mental benefits of creating on our overall well-being.  
the leather with potential to help australia’s ecosystem

the leather with potential to help australia’s ecosystem

August 21 2020
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.
meet clem: the upcoming craftswoman behind simétrie’s leather bags

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

August 15 2020
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.
our commitment to sustainability

our commitment to sustainability

July 26 2020

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

meet the craftswoman behind the thick tote bag: kim ryan

meet the craftswoman behind the thick tote bag: kim ryan

July 17 2020

to celebrate the re-stocking of our much-loved Thick Tote Bag, in collaboration with Mosey Me, we are shining a spotlight on the craftswoman behind each tote - Ballarat based, Kim Ryan.

the torch: supporting life beyond incarceration

the torch: supporting life beyond incarceration

June 18 2020
at simétrie, we are shining a light on The Torch, an incredible organisation in Victoria that provides an avenue for change for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander offenders and ex-offenders. 50% of proceeds from our archive sale are going towards this incredible organisation. find out more about how you can also support The Torch.
it's time to show our support

it's time to show our support

June 08 2020
at simétrie, we have put together a collection of australian BIPOC individuals and businesses to amplify and support - now and in the future.
caring for your vegetable tanned leather goods

caring for your vegetable tanned leather goods

May 21 2020
vegetable tanned leather is a material that only gets better with age. while it’s relatively low maintenance, a small amount of TLC is required to bring out the best in your leather pieces. read on for our guide to caring for your bags and accessories.
mother's day 2020

mother's day 2020

May 10 2020
an appreciation post for how we are celebrating Mother's Day a little differently this year. simétrie founder Simone, interviewed three amazing women on being a new mum, and the challenges they are facing right now during the covid-19 restrictions.
can leather be eco-friendly?

can leather be eco-friendly?

May 03 2020
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.
comfort in creativity | part 2

comfort in creativity | part 2

April 26 2020
shortly after social distancing measures were put in place & creative industries were drastically affected, I reached out to a few creative individuals to ask them how their creative practice is helping them through it. this week in the series we hear from artist Delta Venus, jeweller Elizabeth Herman, & weaver Rachel Wood. 
why should fashion brands and consumers care about climate change?

why should fashion brands and consumers care about climate change?

April 20 2020

this week we look at two notable movements, Fashion Revolution Week and Earth Day, and discuss the fashion industry’s impact on the planet.

comfort in creativity | part 1

comfort in creativity | part 1

April 12 2020
at times of uncertainty, we all turn to art for comfort. i asked some of the creatives in the fashion/art world around me how they are dealing with the current situation, & how their creative practice is helping them get through it.
here’s why we make locally in Melbourne

here’s why we make locally in Melbourne

March 28 2020
we are incredibly proud to craft all our products in Melbourne. we explore why making locally forms a vital part of our brand ethos – as well as the challenges that can come with it. discover our processes and why during these uncertain times, it’s more important than ever to support Australian businesses.
made by women

made by women

March 08 2020
an interview with Amy & Sharifa about their craft, what International Women’s Day means to them & how they came to work with simétrie.
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