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

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

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 our founder and learn why she created simétrie

meet our founder and learn why she created simétrie

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.
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.
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.
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.  
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.
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.
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. 
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.
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).