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.
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. 

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.

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.
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.