No one’s denying leather is in its element when it comes to wallets and bags, but what’s often lesser known is the story behind your new leather gear – where it’s really come from and who made it.
Priding themselves on quality and fair trade, Melbourne label Issara produce premium handcrafted leather goods that don’t cost the earth. The brand’s impressive range includes duffel bags, totes, laptop sleeves, wallets and more, all designed in Melbourne and made in Central Java or Eastern India.
The workshops are handpicked by Issara’s founder, with each creation being hand drafted, cut, sewn and burnished by artisans with decades of experience.
The wallet range is made up of sleek, no fuss designs. Available in tan, navy or black, the slim make promises less bulging in your back pocket. Hidden compartments and the option to have your initials embossed on the front make their goods all the more personal.
Keeping in line with their premium principles, the laptop and tablet sleeves are crafted from full grain milled leather. Available in a range of sizes, the laptop sleeves also feature a handy internal pocket to keep smaller gear like a USB, pen or headphones.
Moving up the scale, we’ve also got our eyes on some of Issara’s larger styles – such as their weekender, tote and overnight bags.