What sets our bags apart?
Behind the timeless style and joyfulness of our STELAR bags, weaves a story of passion, community and sustainability. A small brand with a big heart, we love to celebrate all that makes our collection unique and sets our bags apart.
Collaborating with artisan communities is where the story of your bag begins. We work closely together to foster genuine relationships that have a long term impact on cultural sustainability. Fair wages and flexible working hours support the education of our artisan’s children, while working from home minimises environmental impact. Supporting and nurturing these incredible communities is at the heart of STELAR.
Our collection would be nothing without our wonderful skilled artisans and that's why we love bringing their personal stories to each product. The unique code attached to every bag, connects you to the artisan who handcrafted it. This connection to provenance and the full story behind your bag is something we believe should be standard, rather than a luxury.
STELAR bags and accessories are imbued with history and meaning. We harness ancient knowledge and reimagine traditional weaving techniques that have been passed down from generation to generation. Preserving these intricate skills that are a deep rooted foundation of Balinese culture, is integral to STELAR.
We are what we weave. Wherever possible, our materials are sourced from within Indonesia, be it the vegan plant fibres of organically grown atta grass and bamboo or ethically sourced leather. Our basket bag materials are grown on our artisans’ land before being hand woven into bags. Our organic leather is also locally sourced from suppliers who promote sustainable practices that minimise water and chemicals and seek to reduce deforestation.
Our approach to design is simple. Made to last. Threaded through our collection is a timeless style, ensuring that everything at STELAR is enduring. We weave through this, modern design sensibilities, that bring fun and vibrance to everyday items. Understanding a need for versatility, our considered designs also encourage multi functionality. Many bags are lightweight or flat packable and our interchangeable, vibrant bag straps, charms and pouches add an instant upgrade to your look.
Our collection is a celebration of design, consciousness, craftsmanship and community. Slung over your shoulder or tucked under your arm, your STELAR bags carry so much more than your everyday essentials as you embark on your next adventure.