Waratah Clutch Bag
Originally founded in 2005 as a creative venture to harness the multitude of designs being imagined by Melbourne based designer Belinda Pieris, the Belinda Pieris label quickly gained reputation for its beautiful decorative textures and high quality craftsmanship. A mix of leather, embroidery and laser cut being the hallmarks of the Belinda Pieris brand.
Belinda brings together her distinctly wide array of skills in leather craft, handbag design, tailoring, millinery and textile surface design to create designs that celebrate a mix of graphic architectural lines and fluid shapes found in nature.
This sophisticated clutch bag celebrates the beauty of Australian flora and fauna. The very remarkable Waratah flower inspires this tonal embroidery.
Materials: Original Belinda Pieris embroidery on full grain milled vegetable tanned leather. Shiny gunmetal premium quality hardware
Dimensions: 230mm (L) 170mm (H) 20mm (D)
- Leather protector spray can be used on your item to waterproof the leather however, as our leather has been treated in the production process, this is not necessary.
- Leather cream or conditioner is recommended to nourish the leather and bring up its luster after wear. We recommend testing the conditioning product you choose in an inconspicuous area first, before applying to the whole accessory. Please follow the instructions of the product you choose to use. As the leather cream is reintroducing oils into the leather, it may darken lighter colours to some extent, which will fade with time. Please test the product first so that you are comfortable with the results. If you have an item that has embroidery on it please avoid getting conditioner on the embroidery. Instead, dab carefully around the embroidery and do not use a rubbing action as this may course the embroidery to pull. We use an Australian product called Waproo Zorbel leather conditioner for both cleaning and conditioning. www.waproo.com.au
- Lighter colours do mark more easily, so ensure that the leather is kept away from things such as pens and oil. Also, be careful of wearing with a new pair of jeans - the blue dye in jeans is not stable, and this dye can rub off onto lighter coloured leather. Leather cleaners can be useful but may not completely remove a stain or mark from lighter colours.
- Be careful of the bottom corners of your bag - these get the most wear. Keeping your bag off the floor and conditioning the corners will help.
- Also recommended is avoiding overstuffing your wallet or bag. Over stuffing your bag can place strain on all stress points in your bag, and can stretch the leather out of shape. In wallets, overstuffing card pockets will cause them to stretch over time. Once stretched they will not bounce back. We try to make our card pockets tight so that some allowance is made for the leather stretching. Of course you can put two cards in one pocket but be aware that you may have to maintain this throughout your wallet use.