LUSHER is a connection between old world artisan handcrafted designs, and customers seeking slow-fashion sustainable casual bags.
Each bag is handcrafted, piece by piece in a small, family run shop in Tuscany. Every week we select the softest, sustainable, fine-grain Italian hide with the guidance of our over 100 year old tannery. After each bag is completed it undergoes a unique, old-world, patented wash process, where each bag is colored in a natural plant derived dust manually mixed for each batch in our Tuscan Laundry who's been developing this very special craft for over 150 years. Our leather bags are colored in their entirety after all the parts are put together - straps, lining and hardware. This patented technique is the very heart of our brand. It ensures each bag is soft and enhances our vintage, distressed sustainable leather. Each "skin" is unique in the way it absorbs color, stretches and shrinks, so each finished bag is distinct in its color, tonality, and texture. Genuine fine-grain hide has it's own marks and scuffs we embrace. The wash may cause dark spots on the leather and the resulting shape and size may also vary slightly. Our process includes the interior having a washed, uneven and vintage look as well.
These characteristics aren't flaws but the absolute essence of the genuine hide we select, sustainable and completely natural as well as our 100% manual wash treatment. It's the leather we love and the inspiration of LUSHER.
We forgive the small imperfections and embrace them as evidence of the humanity of our bags, all the people involved in the creation of each bag and the process and time we take to create them.
In short: even-toned, uniform-looking bags, made from hard materials referred to as 'leather', cut by machines and manufactured in high volumes in assembly lines of workers, with perfect interiors and manufactured leather is exactly the opposite of what we do. Genuine handcrafted artistry, genuine hide and genuine old world washing of leather is as human as each of us, and our bags are a reflection of humanity before mass production and marketing terms like 'slow fashion'. Our customers aren't seeking perfection, they buy bags they love using everyday without concerns of marks and scuffs, they want to see their time and adventures in the character of their bags. Our bags aren't displayed in closets or shelves, they are worn by the those embracing life and adventures.
Our design focus is on creating timeless styles that transcend ever changing fashion trends moving with our customers changing needs and encouraging light, carefree casual living.
Bags you just won't find in stores, backed by our desire to help our customer find the perfect bag for them.
We appreciate you taking the time to read about us and our leather and hope you love your LUSHER bag. From our team of real people who work each day, from a place of 'loving what we do', we thank you for your support and kind reviews.
Now let's find you the perfect bag!