Natalie is the founder and designer of Natalie Therése, a company devoted to crafting stylish and eco-friendly hand-sewn handbags. Natalie’s passion for sewing began at an early age. Over the years Natalie’s skills developed as she learned how to make her own clothes and other accessories. It did not take long though to discover her biggest delight — designing and creating handbags, and in 2009 Natalie founded Natalie Therése. Each handbag and accessory is individually sewn and reflects the joy Natalie takes in creating it!
Cork shavings removed from the bark of the cork oak tree are transformed into ultra thin sheets to produce cork fabric. Cork is a natural and sustainable material harvested from cork oak trees every nine years without harming or killing the trees. The bark of the trees naturally regenerates, making cork a renewable resource. Cork is also recyclable and biodegradable.
Cork fabric makes an ideal material for handbags because it is lightweight, soft, easy to clean, stain-resistant, and waterproof.
Natalie also uses organic cotton and eco-friendly faux leather in her creations.