Stella Soomlais has created a brand that offers handcrafted leather bags and accessories that are handmade in her studio by her and by fellow artisans. Stella design philosophy is to create products that would last a lifetime, that is why she is designing her bags so that they could be easily recycled and-designed. As a brand owner she feels obligated to use leather to the max and take full responsibility for her creation.
Treat others as you wish they’d treat you.
I have graduated leather design department from Tartu Art College and gained my masters degree in Estonian Academy of Arts. In addition I have studied in Lahti University of Applied Sciences and Aalto University as an exchange student. I started to make custom made orders from the very first course in 2004, so I have had practice in this field for almost 13 years by now.
Muse / Inspiration
I don’t have one certain muse, I get my inspired by the potential of making things better.
The message my brand carries
Leather is controversial material, which is why I try to take maximum out of it – my aim is to offer good design with quality material that would last a lifetime.