MILFORD - Everyone's place
For The Love Of Leather Milford welcomes Fibre to the mall
Fibre, a range of beautifully crafted leather bags and accessories will be showcased in its eponymous new store in Milford mall this month.
Designed in New Zealand, Fibre is made from genuine leather sourced from the world’s best craftsmen. Milled, washed and vintage, or super light and buttery soft, the range features leather finishes of premium quality.
Affordability is a hallmark of Fibre’s range.
Co-owners Mark Yaxley and Sarah Bentley’s love affair with beautiful leather spans decades, when they both started working in the fashion and leather industry.
"Quality leather gets better as it ages, becoming softer and smoother. And a good leather product becomes an old favourite very quickly - love of your item grows as it ages as it just gets better with time,” says designer, Sarah.
“In New Zealand it’s a struggle to find beautiful leather products that aren’t hugely expensive from high end brands. We really want quality leather to be more accessible, for people to enjoy leather like we do, and if they discover Fibre bags we hope they become their old favourites too.”
Fibre bags, wallets, shoes and belts are almost all produced using natural vegetable tan leathers, using an age-old process of making leather with natural vegetable extracts in the tanning process rather than harsh chemicals such as chromium sulphates.
The store opens with Simply Urban, an antique and retro inspired collection. While every Fibre range has a signature classic and simple style, this season’s features a chic vintage twist. It includes satchels, totes, weekenders and shoppers that feature essentiality and functionality. Double carry handles and over-the-shoulder straps offer maximum performance.
Every collection incorporates a new lining, with this season’s women’s range finished in a quirky check of red and white, and the men’s bags are lined in a striking black and white stripe.
The store motto is something Sarah and Mark, who both live on the North Shore, believe their new customers know a lot about.
“Our mission at Fibre is for people to ‘Carry something that speaks of who you are’. We know Shore shoppers are stylish and appreciate quality products - our doors are open for them to come and experience Fibre’s beautiful leather.”
See the range at www.fibreltd.co.nz