At Simétrie, they create all-natural leather goods that are timeless, using the most sustainable materials available to them. Handcrafted in Melbourne by local craftswomen who are paid a fair, living wage.
do this because they know that our planet and humans have been exploited by the fashion manufacturing process for too long. The facts are very clear that the industry is taking too much from environment and human resources to fuel the ever-growing desire to consume fashion products.
response to this is to be a “slow” fashion business structure, empower people through education and self-advocacy, and use the most sustainable materials available to them.
s goods are primarily made from natural or water based materials, right down to the thread and glues used to construct them. That means they are not harmful to produce or use, nor do they present any dangers to our planet’s soils or waterways.
The leathers are vegetable tanned kangaroo which is a natural, low-emission leather that is harvested from necessary wildlife management – as opposed to farm-bred animals. Kangaroo leather is a strong yet lightweight material and is considered to be one of the most eco-friendliest leathers available.
are transparent and don’t claim that their materials are 100 percent perfect for a long term solution, but believe every step in right direction makes a difference. We continue to seek raw materials that are as sustainable as possible for the health of our planet and our human resources.
makers are based in Melbourne and work in their Brunswick atelier. Other than
s founder (Simone), the makers are independent contractors.
work as a team and each product passes through multiple hands. Every good that is finished is signed off on the product care card by the craftspeople or craftsperson who completed it.
All goods are made according to quality standards to ensure
only provide the highest quality goods.