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To Raise Or Not To Raise...?

To Raise Or Not To Raise...?

That is the question .... and it's been plaguing me for the past five years. But I'm getting ahead of myself. Hello!I hope you are enjoying your weekend.For our Canadian readers: Happy Thanksgiving...

Meet Mattia

Meet Mattia

The man behind many of LUXTRA's products Dear all,I hope you had a great week.As always, we start by welcoming newcomers: so Basheerah, Emily, Paul, Keith, Tyanna, Elena, Nicky, Valarie, Mandy &...

A Week In The Life Of...

A Week In The Life Of...

What really goes into building a sustainable fashion brand. Hello, hello, I hope you're well and enjoying your weekend. This week we welcome May, SLB, Catherine, Richard, C., Silvia, Takenprospect,...

Up & Coming Materials: Part II

Up & Coming Materials: Part II

*truly* plant-based materials coming to a handbag near you. Dear all, Hope you're enjoying your Sunday. This week I'm delighted to welcome Nina, Samantha, Jo, Ségolène, Renee, Ygal, Mara, Jack, Shr...

Up & Coming Materials: Part I

Up & Coming Materials: Part I

In the pipeline... Upcoming, *truly* plant-based materials  Hi team, I hope you are enjoying your weekend.Let's start with the important stuff: welcoming Rebekah, Hiba, Scoot, Shelby, ABC, D., Elis...

Vegan vs. Real Leather

Vegan vs. Real Leather

Both have their problems, but which is more "sustainable"? Hi team,Hope you had a great week.A big hello to Grace, Beatriz, D, Joe, Sara, Mike, Alexa and CI, Lycel, Jonti, Maer & Natalie. Thank...

Mistakes, Sleep & Consulting

Mistakes, Sleep & Consulting

Heartwarming news amidst world chaos. Koalas sleep approximately 20 hours a day, making them my spirit animal this week.   Dear all,Happy Sunday, and a warm welcome to Chris, Brandon, Suzie, Bibi, ...

Caring For Vegan Leather

Caring For Vegan Leather

AppleSkin: Peony carrying an AppleSkin tote.   Dear all,I hope this finds you in good spirits and in even better health.A warm welcome to Ruth, Priti, Meryl, Michelle, Anaïs, Manish, Chrissi, Jess...

The Making Of A Bag Part IV: Home stretch

The Making Of A Bag Part IV: Home stretch

The final bits & pieces before the product lands in customer hands.   The best feeling: happy customers. Dear all. I hope you are doing well. In this, the last instalment of our "Making Of A Ba...

The Making Of A Bag: Part III

The Making Of A Bag: Part III

Let the manufacturing begin   LUXTRA's first ever production run, circa July 2018 Hi all. I hope you are keeping well. We closed last week having perfected the prototype. As always, for the recent ...