Lenny Ivers is a Melbourne based luxury handbag brand driven by sustainability and created to “empower women”. Aiming to minimise waste across the supply chain, the European leather used in all designs is a by-product of the meat market in Italy and all designs are made overseas in small runs to avoid overstock.
Lenny Ivers offers a small range of premium handbags and wallets inspired by simple lines and Parisian elegance. Currently all accessories are manufactured overseas apart from the Jojo tote, but this will be changing in 2021. The owner and founder of Lenny Ivers, Joanne Anson, named the brand after her beloved grandparents, Lenny from her grandfather and Ivers was her grandmother’s maiden name.
Joanne believes that Australian shoppers are currently more interested in buying “local”. “I think that Australians want Australian made/designed quality products from a small business and to be successful [these brands] need to stand out from the crowd.”
To ensure sustainability across the brand, Joanne offers a repair service for all products to ensure customers reuse their purchases for as long as possible. The leather used in the products meets REACH regulations, meaning the chemicals used in the process are monitored and are safe for the workers to be around as well as protecting the environment.
Lenny Ivers offers a range of classic leather bags in black and tan tones with golden accents, ranging from perfectly proportioned round coin purses, to structured handbags that are perfect for the office as well as a stylish city tote bag.
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