One of our goals at Atelier is to communicate our designers’ artistic journeys. However, it’s even better when they share the design story behind their leather handbags.
Before diving into this designer’s story, we want to make sure you don’t miss this generous offer. To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, Christine VonBun is offering 40% off any ostrich handbag (in stock) from now until July 1st. Take advantage of this fantastic offer and use coupon code Canada150Handbag at checkout.
In our view, anyone who has chosen a creative path is brave, for many reasons. Work with raw materials is intensive and in some cases quite physical. Mastering a craft can often take years of trial and error.
Designers must first turn their creative vision into an attractive outcome. The Financial Times published an interesting article on “How artisans across the world are crafting a living” by Jonathon Foyle. The process of finding buyers for small production, handcrafted goods can be daunting. The potential sales channels are limited by available time. You will encounter artisans manning booths at craft markets, and in bricks and mortar retail outlets. On top of that they need to establish an online presence and dabble in the virtual world of social media.
Luxurious ostrich leather handbags
Christine VonBun works exclusively with high-quality leathers and speciality skins. VonBun trained in her native Austria and achieved a master craftsman certification in leather work. Her work in South Africa at a renowned design house gave her the confidence to create her line of handcrafted leather handbags. Spend a few minutes reading her designer backstory here and the detailed process required to fashion a leather purse here.
These luxury leather handbags are signature accessories, pieces that you will use for many years.
During the “Originals – The Spring Craft Sale” in Ottawa, Ontario, Christine VonBun was interviewed by CTV about her beautiful bags. Watch Christine share her design story with CTV here.
Italian leather handbags
Christine VonBun’s Morris B collection is an Atelier exclusive. Made with exquisite Italian leather these bags share the same details as her ostrich handbags. However, the price point is more affordable due to the relative ease of working with Italian leather vs. ostrich – explore the Morris B collection here.
Christine has to say about her Morris B Collection,
“User-friendly on-trend bags which work for the wearer from day to night. Uncomplicated, stylish with a twist of fun.”
To celebrate Canada Day on July 1st, Christine VonBun has designed an adorable purse she calls the Tulip 150. This small bag makes a bold design statement to commemorate the milestone of Canada’s 150th birthday. This sharp red tulip purse will only be available in 2017, order your’s today. (Note: this handbag is not included in the Canada150Handbag offer)