I hope you are keeping as well as possible.
First of all: welcome Chris, Swetha, Neena, Aleksandar, Amrit, Joanne, Edith, Carleen, Ayssa, Asto, Amy, O., & Catherine. Thank you very much for joining us.
This newsletter serves up a Sunday Special: food for thought from the world of sustainability and/or sustainable fashion, along with a periodic sprinkling of other cool things.
You can catch up on all previous editions here, in our newsletter archive and catch up on articles about Vegan vs. Real Leather, Up and coming materials, or The making of a bag.
Earlier today in sunny Surfers Paradise. Sorry - I won't gloat.
I'm writing to you from The Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia, where I am spending time with my sister in this glorious slice of paradise.
I'd been pestering her to go to Pacific Fair, a shopping centre, so I could check out LUXTRA's Australian competition. In particular I was making a beeline for Oroton: the country's leading handbag brand (in my opinion), but relatively unknown outside Oz.
My sister, Kelly, had the patience of a saint as I transformed into an excited puppy, bouncing from one shelf of sleek products to the next. I so enjoyed being in that store, flitting between jealousy and admiration (gah! why hadn't I thought of that neat strap detail).
But above all, it made me dream of developing LUXTRA into a modern day equivalent: bringing the world of handbags and leather goods into the modern age by using sustainable and cruelty-free materials, supported by superlative customer service and strong ethics.
So.. watch this space for new designs and materials in 2022 and beyond.
Wishing you a happy and healthy week ahead,
LUXTRA Founder | Handbag Enthusiast | Proud B Corper