creative women series: the woman behind Acid Flwrs

creative women series: the woman behind Acid Flwrs

meet the multi-talented & skilled creative, Claire Muellercreative stylist & brand consultant. Her practice involves wearing many hats , stretching her talents in styling, marketing & fashion to solve problems in the various industries she's worked in. 
creative women series: turning toads into treasure

creative women series: turning toads into treasure

Inherently a visual artist & maker of jewellery with a bold & humorous Australiana 80’s aesthetic, Lia Tabrah's creative journey has led her to working with the ‘grotesque’ cane toad. We caught up with Lia to discover how this has evolved in her practice & how her connection to country has influenced her creative practice more broadly.
how can we all create a circular economy?

how can we all create a circular economy?

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. 

creative women series: Bianca Balliro

creative women series: the artist behind our sisterly collection

our most recent release - the Sisterly Collection - was a product of creative alchemy, born from the collision of incredible creative minds, one of whom was Bianca Balliro, the artist behind the illustration on our Sisterly Totes. we have the absolute pleasure of sharing Bianca's story and artistic practice.

how we make the Universal Tote Pack

how we make the Universal Tote Pack

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

at simétrie, we are so excited to reveal our collaboration with SisterWorks as well as the process & heart behind each piece of the Sisterly Collection.
we’re pausing international shipping on our leather goods

we’re pausing international shipping on our leather goods

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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?

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

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

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

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

meet simétrie up close

see simétrie at two pop up events this March in Melbourne
this is not a sale | simétrie

why we don’t go on sale

many brands go on sale to clear through stock, but why doesn't Simétrie do the same? read on to find out.
who makes your bag?

who makes your bag?

talking about Fashion Revolution Week

bag making film

bag making film

a film showcasing the handmade creation process of the Crescent Moon Pouch, designed and made in Melbourne, Australia.
the design process

the design process

how long does it take to design an eco leather bag? how long does it take to make by hand? this week we’re talking about design, workshops and what slow fashion means (and why it’s important).
celebrating women, every day

celebrating women, every day

read our Q&A with sustainable fashion founder Lois Hazel
crescent moon video

crescent moon video

a film featuring our first collection, Crescent Moon.
who is simétrie?

who is simétrie?

an introduction to who and why simétrie commenced balancing business and fashion, by founder, Simone Agius.