Handbag and Leather Goods Designer Katya Komarova Opens a Cosy Adelaide Studio

Russian-born handbag designer Katya Komarova didn’t plan for a career in design. She graduated from Moscow State University of Culture and Arts with a degree in acting before becoming a model. But after a chance encounter with a local artisan on a trip to Thailand in 2010 – who taught her how to make a… Continue reading Handbag and Leather Goods Designer Katya Komarova Opens a Cosy Adelaide Studio

Nelson Made: A Sustainable, Melbourne-Based Footwear Label With a Slow-Fashion, Small-Batch Approach

Written for Broadsheet Jamie Nelson launched her footwear label, Nelson Made, in October 2017 with a collection of considered modern, wearable sandals. Within a year she’d been invited to show at London Fashion Week’s Designer Showrooms event, an important trade exhibition where retailers including Arnsdorf, Well Made Clothes and The Iconic Considered, plus Garmentory in… Continue reading Nelson Made: A Sustainable, Melbourne-Based Footwear Label With a Slow-Fashion, Small-Batch Approach

Leather made from the root structure of mushrooms now exists

Written for Fashion Journal Move aside pineapple leather, there’s now another sustainable leather alternative about to hit the market. And it’s made from mushrooms. Bolt Threads, a startup specialising in new and innovative materials for the fashion industry, is soon to debut handbags made from the root structure of mushrooms. Dubbed Mycelium, the fabric is far… Continue reading Leather made from the root structure of mushrooms now exists