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.
Following Black Friday and our decision not to participate in any sales, we thought we'd introduce you to who makes this latest addition to the simétrie collection, The Spring Fields Tote. Ryan, Nadia and Kim are some of the talented craftspeople who make simétrie possible and who inspire our ethos for fair wages, artisanship and slow making.
We love the way monogramming your bag or wallet can make it especially dear to you. In this post, we talk about shifting value when we gift give using personalisation as well as other ways to imbue your gifts with meaning that makes them lastingly lovable.
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.
meet the multi-talented & skilled creative, Claire Mueller, creative 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.