Johan is a small accessories brand that builds products that are made to last. The ethos behind each product is to make a beautiful item that will mould to the personality of the owner, and continue to be a functional wardrobe staple for many years. I use durable leather and waxed linen thread for strength. I use natural colours and textures in order to match the aesthetic of the brand, adding versatility to each piece.
I use industry off cuts and leather samples in a lot of my work to create a more sustainable business. Ethical practices are very important to the development of the brand and inform every decision I make. I only use leathers that are by-products of humane animal farming and industry excess.
I use a mixture of up-cycled and found cottons to make linings to help use up excess textiles that are so abundant in our lives. This along with the hand made nature of my products means that each item is unique and special. When I do need to buy new material I only buy organic closed loop, natural dyed cotton.
You can find John Accessories at various markets in Brisbane and online.