Graine is a family owned and operated leather accessory label which is designed and made in our factory in Melbourne, Australia.
Each piece we develop is unique with a subtle point of difference, with an emphasis on materials, functionality and durability. Our combined years of experience working in the leather industry have helped us create beautiful leather accessories that go ‘against the grain'.
Graine products are all designed and handmade in our Brunswick East factory which has been operating for over 30 years. We take great care and pride in our locally made products, each design is unlined for a more natural look and hot embossed individually with our Graine logo.
Graine items are made one at a time allowing our leather artisans to give the required care and attention to each piece. We work closely with our leather artisans and together we produce new design ideas and processes for our range.
Our developers spend hour’s product testing the range to ensure they survive life’s many adventures.
We are avid supporters of local talent, local businesses and home grown products and believe it's important to keep these craftsmanship skills and traditions local which have been passed down through generations.
We believe that owing one well-made product is far more rewarding and environmentally conscious than multiple mass-produced 'fast fashion' products and are very proud to be producing our leather goods locally.
Proudly Certified Australian Made & Owned
We are proudly certified to use the Australian Made and Australian Grown logo which is a world recognized symbol of Australian Made quality.
By buying Australian made goods you're not only supporting local jobs and our economy, you are ensuring for yourself a quality made leather product.
All of our leather goods are made out of our factory in Brunswick East, Victoria by our two leather artisans with a strong understanding of the craft.
Our durable, functional and timeless accessories are made one at a time allowing our craftspeople to give the required care and attention to each piece.
Our Leather & Materials
We use high quality, full grain, and soft bovine leather on all of our Graine designs which we source from a Victorian tannery; these leathers are the bi-product of the meat industry, as leather is a natural material our products can be recycled at the end of their life time.
This tannery has the highest star rating from The Leather Working Group (LWG).
LWG is made up of member brands, retailers, product manufacturers, leather manufacturers, chemical suppliers and technical experts that have worked together to develop an environmental stewardship protocol specifically for the leather manufacturing industry.
We have worked very closely with this tannery for many years and also them regularly. Knowing that the leather was sourced and produced locally in a sustainable way with a focus on minimising environmental impact adds great value to our leather goods.
Leather is a natural product and at Graine we believe in conserving the environment and we use as much of the leather hide as possible in all of our designs.
We use YKK as a supplier of our zippers; YKK tries to reduce its environmental impact by creating zips from recycled materials. YKK is part of the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals Initiative (ZDHC), which aims to reduce usage of hazardous chemicals and their discharge into the environment, and won the Biodiversity Protection Award in 2014 for environmental stewardship.
PACKAGING & TRIMS
To reduce waste in our packaging each Graine bag is packed into a cotton bag which we source from an Australian supplier. The cotton bag can be used to store the leather bag in which helps to maintain the original quality of the leather bag for as long as possible.
We avoid leather wastage by making our logo-embossed swing tags and bag tabs from our leather hide off-cuts.
We are avid supporters of local businesses, local talent and home grown products and strive to be environmentally friendly and ethical as possible.