Founded by Lorna Watson, a trained goldsmith and designer, with 25 years expertise in the luxury goods industry, STELAR is the realisation of a vision to restore age-old artisanal techniques and bring them to the forefront of today's international marketplace. Working directly with artisans in Bali to create unique, hand-woven and hand-crafted accessories that have history and meaning, STELAR is re-imagining indigenous skills that have been passed down from generation to generation to create long-term positive impact and sustainable livelihoods within the communities that most rely upon them.
By referencing the past and embracing the future, we are able to breathe new life into skills that would otherwise be in decline. With the introduction of modern design sensibilities and the addition of higher value materials, we are able to help create high quality, hand-crafted items that are relevant to today’s international marketplace. By up-skilling and elevating this expertise, we are empowering a new generation of artisans to preserve techniques and traditions inherited from their forefathers These artisans become custodians, protecting their skills for future generations, and the future of fashion, lies, quite literally, in their hands.
BREATHING NEW LIFE INTO AGE OLD SKILLS
Reinterpreting heritage skills and bringing the exceptional talents and stories of our artisans and their skills to the forefront through digital technology.
SUPPORTING LOCAL ARTISANS
Working directly with our team of local artisans in Bali, we create unique, hand-crafted leather goods with history and meaning. By bringing a contemporary relevance to traditional skills, we are able to sustain this expertise whilst re-generating the communities that rely upon them.
OUR UNIQUE CODE SYSTEM
We believe every beautifully handcrafted item has an equally fine story behind it. Which is why the unique code, on the disc attached to your STELAR bag or wallet, allows you to verify its origin and attributes. Forging connections between our artisans, the communities we are regenerating, and you.