I was born in the former Czechoslovakia in 1968. My ambition as a child was to become a chimney sweep. I thought that it was the most romantic occupation ever. What could be better than sitting on the sunny roof in between the pigeons? I also always really liked the patchwork of the old tiled roofs.
Another thing that I was planning as a 6 year old was to move to Australia. I heard about somewhere that was far away and being fed on movies about World War II and having Russians “camping in the back garden” I thought that I’d be safe on that far away and exotic continent.
As it happens I have never swept a chimney in my life but I can’t complain as half of my dreams have been fulfilled.
When I work on my pieces I’m with my dreams and memories. Creating for me is like going back to childhood and playing without the worries and responsibilities of adulthood.
I hope that you’ll enjoy my work!
I live and work in Tasmania's Huon Valley and I've been making handbags for the past 10 years, previously working as a fashion designer in my native Slovakia.
All aspects of production, from original design to final polishing, are done by me. The bags are made to exacting standards using mainly upholstery grade hides.
To care for your bag give it a gentle rub with a soft cloth and leather conditioner a couple of times a year. For the nubuck use an approved silicon spray. This way the bag will give you years of pleasure in perfect condition.
The iPad clutch is fully lined and padded. They have a separate front pocket and detachable leather strap so they can be used as small everyday bag or evening clutch. Dimensions 285mm x 235mm, detachable leather strap is 115cm
The mini bag is ideal for the times when you don't want to carry more than your phone, keys and the credit card. Features: key clip, magnetic closure, detachable nylon strap 120cm. Dimensions : 140mm x 205mm. Not lined.
I take great care with the lining. All pockets have reinforced corners and the zips are of the best quality. The straps on the bags are adjustable.