We are thrilled that everyone who uses our handbags and accessories knows they are getting an authentically handmade item worthy of carrying their world.
Before Studio Auckland came about, I was sewing my own clothing, children’s clothing, baby layettes, toys, dolls, gifts and home goods. I spent months handstitching each seam of my Guipure lace wedding gown — and I loved every minute of it.
Then one day I was introduced to a unique and sustainable material — Cork fabric.
This high-quality fabric is so luxurious and is produced in such beautiful colors and textures. I felt deeply that I could not be the only one who would fall in love with the qualities of cork. I began making bags and accessories that are admired by men and women whether or not they are vegetarian or vegan.
It turns out…
the road was a little more costly than I imagined! Cork fabric, high-quality accent fabrics, linings, internal structure materials and hardware is pricey. Although I was concerned that cork would result in a higher price point at the retail level, I set out to create exquisite and chic handbags and accessories. I knew that with my many years of sewing experience and the quality I demand, combined with the luxury materials that I choose to use, I would find my ideal customer.
I’m very proud…
that in 2017, I signed PETA’s Statement of Assurance verifying that my handmade cork product is vegan, and Studio Auckland was granted the use of the “PETA-Approved Vegan” logo.
My hand is present in my work…
and that’s a really good thing. Whether my products speak to your luxurious side or your animal-friendly side — or both — I am sure you are going to love the attention you receive from friends as you go about and Carry Your World.