When Patrice was on the hunt for that handbag herself - that special, luxurious and well-made bag that every woman dreams about - the seeds of ZURII were sown. Any bag wouldn't 'just do' though, and Patrice yearned for a bag with a story.
In an industry notorious for its waste, there a select few designers who take their responsibility working in fashion seriously. Jaklina Ristevski is one of them, and she's the passionate zero-waste designer behind Melbourne-made label, SMENA.
What we've created within four walls is something really special. We're not just selling things, we're changing the industry, one outfit at a time. When our customers walk out with their reusable tote bags and their ethical and sustainable staples, they walk out knowing they've contributed to the solution and they're part of the bigger picture.
After five years of being one of Australia's largest online retailers of ethical and sustainable Australian and New Zealand fashion, we have opened our doors at 54 East Concourse Beaumaris, and we'd love you to celebrate with us.
A woman's bag is her best friend; it holds every object she needs on a daily basis and it goes absolutely everywhere with her. When it comes to a handbag, every detail is important, and quality is a must.
It's been five years in the making, growing from a small online store to one of Australia's largest online retailers of ethical and sustainable fashion, and now, we'll be opening our doors at 54 East Concourse, Beaumaris, Victoria for ten weeks in the lead up to Christmas.
Good things take time, and when it comes to manufacturing accessories, the slower the better. Leatherwork is a careful craft, and when it's completed carefully, with precision and intent, the finished product can last centuries, and hopefully, can be handed down from generation to generation.
Determined to establish an ethical brand synonymous with luxury, Tarn's values are embodied in each Ocre Designs bag, and her commitment to quality is obvious. Ocre Designs bags are Australian designed, Australian made, ethically handcrafted in limited runs, and they encapsulate the essence of natural landscapes.
You can tell a lot about a woman by the contents of her handbag, and even more so by the quality of it. A good handbag is like a best friend to a woman, and within its soft leather walls, lives a strong and sturdy refuge for everything she needs on a daily basis.
As a community, we take responsibility for the impact that our industry has on people and the planet. Patrice Gibbons is at the forefront of this revolution, and as the Founder and Managing Director of ZURII, she’s passionate about ethics.
It’s no secret that the traditional corporate wardrobe can be a little drab. Confined to black pencil skirts, boxy blazers and dated court shoes, the office outlook is usually grim – but it doesn’t have to be.