meet our artisan leathercraft makers

meet our artisan leathercraft makers

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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 ~
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.
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. 

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. 

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.
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.

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.
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).