Sarah van oosterom

Sarah van Oosterom’s eponymous design studio was founded in 2012 by the award-winning designer. The ethos behind the studio is to produce unique and sculptural pieces that age beautifully over time. 

Each piece is carefully designed and handmade either by Sarah herself or under her guidance in her Melbourne studio. Attention to detail and Sarah's love of crafting from the finest of materials sets her work apart. Making items by hand inspires community and the appreciation of craftsmanship.  

Seasonal collections are avoided, alternatively pieces are created to transcend time so that you can love them for years to come.

All products are made either wholly or in part from world renowned Italian vegetable tanned leathers sourced from a region of Italy where a small collection of tanneries still practice the age old ways of vegetable tanning and hand finishing.

Sarah completed a BA in Fine Art finishing with distinction in 2007 at RMIT in Melbourne. She developed her leather working skills whilst training under a Japanese master craftsman in the inner eastern suburbs of Tokyo.

 

 

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  Zip Around Purse - $198.00   Clean lines and natural leather grain feature in this purse, with twelve credit card slots, a large central zip up coin compartment and two open sections for notes and receipts. It can even fit your large format phone or Australian passport. Vibrant colour and smooth textured goatskin interior. Detachable wrist strap. Exterior made from 100% vegetable tanned bovine leather, created by artisan tanners in Tuscany. Featuring YKK metal teeth zippers.  Made from 100% vegetable tanned bovine leather, created by artisan tanners in Tuscany. The Zip Around purse is hand crafted in Melbourne by Japanese trained leather artist, Sarah.   The waxed leather options have a layer of visible white wax on the surface this creates a unique surface quality much like a whitewash paint or pre-worn jeans. It has the added benefit of some water resistance. The white coloured wax does melt into the leather over time and reveals the leather's colour underneath, the time frame of this development depends on usage.  (Waxed blue, red, grey, black, brown and pink pictured)  The matte finished leathers are lightly surface buffed to create a delicately soft textured surface, they are still top grain leather, unlike suede or splits. (Matte black pictured)  DIMENSIONS: 20cm x 2cm x 10.5cm (LWH)  -fits standard passports (12.5 × 8.8cm or B7 format)  -fits any standard or large format phone

Zip Around Purse - $198.00

Clean lines and natural leather grain feature in this purse, with twelve credit card slots, a large central zip up coin compartment and two open sections for notes and receipts. It can even fit your large format phone or Australian passport. Vibrant colour and smooth textured goatskin interior. Detachable wrist strap. Exterior made from 100% vegetable tanned bovine leather, created by artisan tanners in Tuscany. Featuring YKK metal teeth zippers.

Made from 100% vegetable tanned bovine leather, created by artisan tanners in Tuscany. The Zip Around purse is hand crafted in Melbourne by Japanese trained leather artist, Sarah. 

The waxed leather options have a layer of visible white wax on the surface this creates a unique surface quality much like a whitewash paint or pre-worn jeans. It has the added benefit of some water resistance. The white coloured wax does melt into the leather over time and reveals the leather's colour underneath, the time frame of this development depends on usage.  (Waxed blue, red, grey, black, brown and pink pictured)

The matte finished leathers are lightly surface buffed to create a delicately soft textured surface, they are still top grain leather, unlike suede or splits. (Matte black pictured)

DIMENSIONS: 20cm x 2cm x 10.5cm (LWH)

-fits standard passports (12.5 × 8.8cm or B7 format)

-fits any standard or large format phone

  Coin Purse Mini - $44.00   Available in - Tan, Chocolate, Black and Natural  A small coin purse that fits snug in your hand. A pleasure to hold and the perfect size for all your small items. Made from vegetable tanned bovine leather, created by artisan tanners in Tuscany. The trim features a smooth traditional vegetable tanned finish and the body is dry milled to produce a naturally occurring pebbled surface.  A single compartment zip up coin purse that can fit your coins or jewellery. Featuring YKK metal teeth zippers. The Coin Purse Mini is handcrafted in Melbourne by Japanese trained leather artist, Sarah.    DIMENSIONS: 11cm x 3.5cm (base) x 8cm (LWH)

Coin Purse Mini - $44.00

Available in - Tan, Chocolate, Black and Natural

A small coin purse that fits snug in your hand. A pleasure to hold and the perfect size for all your small items. Made from vegetable tanned bovine leather, created by artisan tanners in Tuscany. The trim features a smooth traditional vegetable tanned finish and the body is dry milled to produce a naturally occurring pebbled surface.  A single compartment zip up coin purse that can fit your coins or jewellery. Featuring YKK metal teeth zippers. The Coin Purse Mini is handcrafted in Melbourne by Japanese trained leather artist, Sarah.  

DIMENSIONS: 11cm x 3.5cm (base) x 8cm (LWH)

  Mini Satchel - $440.00   Available in Black and Tan  The Mini Satchel is the perfect sized shoulder bag and the horizontal layout makes accessing the contents a breeze. The flap and strap are made from a smooth Italian vegetable tanned bovine leather. The body is made from dry milled vegetable tanned bovine leather that has a small pebbled grain appearance, created by artisan tanners in Tuscany. The satchel is fully lined with a natural cream coloured lightweight canvas in 100% cotton. There is a zip pocket as well as a double leather trimmed phone sized pocket. Quality craftsmanship, made with care and attention to detail. The Satchel is locally designed and made in Melbourne by Japanese trained leather artist, Sarah.   DIMENSIONS: 30cm x 7cm x 19cm (LWH)  STRAP: 2cm (W)

Mini Satchel - $440.00

Available in Black and Tan

The Mini Satchel is the perfect sized shoulder bag and the horizontal layout makes accessing the contents a breeze. The flap and strap are made from a smooth Italian vegetable tanned bovine leather. The body is made from dry milled vegetable tanned bovine leather that has a small pebbled grain appearance, created by artisan tanners in Tuscany. The satchel is fully lined with a natural cream coloured lightweight canvas in 100% cotton. There is a zip pocket as well as a double leather trimmed phone sized pocket. Quality craftsmanship, made with care and attention to detail. The Satchel is locally designed and made in Melbourne by Japanese trained leather artist, Sarah. 

DIMENSIONS: 30cm x 7cm x 19cm (LWH)

STRAP: 2cm (W)

  Horizontal Satchel - $595.00   Avalible in - Chocolate and Black  Locally designed and made leather satchel. The flap and strap are made from an oily Italian vegetable tanned bovine leather that has prominent deep creases visible on the surface. The body is made from a dry milled vegetable tanned bovine leather, created by artisan tanners in Tuscany. The satchel is fully lined with a natural cream coloured light weight canvas in 100% cotton. There is a fabric laptop sleeve that fits a laptop up to a MacBook pro 15”. There is a separate front leather pocket for a charger or small accessories with another smaller fabric phone pocket that fits a large format phone. Quality craftsmanship, made with care and attention to detail. The Satchel is hand crafted in Melbourne by Japanese trained leather artist, Sarah.   DIMENSIONS: 42cm x 7cm x 32cm (LWH)  STRAP 2.5cm (W)

Horizontal Satchel - $595.00

Avalible in - Chocolate and Black

Locally designed and made leather satchel. The flap and strap are made from an oily Italian vegetable tanned bovine leather that has prominent deep creases visible on the surface. The body is made from a dry milled vegetable tanned bovine leather, created by artisan tanners in Tuscany. The satchel is fully lined with a natural cream coloured light weight canvas in 100% cotton. There is a fabric laptop sleeve that fits a laptop up to a MacBook pro 15”. There is a separate front leather pocket for a charger or small accessories with another smaller fabric phone pocket that fits a large format phone. Quality craftsmanship, made with care and attention to detail. The Satchel is hand crafted in Melbourne by Japanese trained leather artist, Sarah. 

DIMENSIONS: 42cm x 7cm x 32cm (LWH)

STRAP 2.5cm (W)

  Day Pack - $330.00   Available in - Chocolate and Black  The Day Pack is perfect for travel and everyday use. It fits all the daily essentials and is the same size as a shoulder bag, but the back pack design keeps you hands-free. Made from vegetable tanned bovine leather, created by artisan tanners in Tuscany. The flap, strap and front tabs feature a smooth traditional vegetable tanned finish and the body is dry milled to produce a naturally occurring pebbled surface. The Day Pack is fully lined with a natural cream coloured lightweight canvas in 100% cotton. The small separate front pocket fits a phone, makeup items, small card wallet or similar case. The Mini Day Pack is hand crafted in Melbourne by Japanese trained leather artist, Sarah.   DIMENSIONS: 27cm x 21cm x 7cm (HWD)

Day Pack - $330.00

Available in - Chocolate and Black

The Day Pack is perfect for travel and everyday use. It fits all the daily essentials and is the same size as a shoulder bag, but the back pack design keeps you hands-free. Made from vegetable tanned bovine leather, created by artisan tanners in Tuscany. The flap, strap and front tabs feature a smooth traditional vegetable tanned finish and the body is dry milled to produce a naturally occurring pebbled surface. The Day Pack is fully lined with a natural cream coloured lightweight canvas in 100% cotton. The small separate front pocket fits a phone, makeup items, small card wallet or similar case. The Mini Day Pack is hand crafted in Melbourne by Japanese trained leather artist, Sarah. 

DIMENSIONS: 27cm x 21cm x 7cm (HWD)

  Tote Bag Horizontal - $440.00   Available in - Natural and Black  A luxury combination of milled and smooth grain vegetable tanned leathers, providing the perfect balance for this tote bag. This natural, un-dyed leather has a life of its own, starting as light beige in colour it changes through to a light tan before turning to dark tan. This can often take several years depending on sun exposure and naturally occurring oils in the environment. Featuring rounded handles for comfort and solid brass hardware. Made from vegetable tanned bovine leather, created by artisan tanners in Tuscany. The straps feature a smooth traditional vegetable tanned finish and the body is dry milled to produce a naturally occurring pebbled surface. The tote bag is fully lined with a natural cream coloured light weight canvas in 100% cotton. It has a double leather trimmed phone sized pocket and a small zip pocket. It will fit all your A4 sized objects. The Tote Bag Horizontal is handcrafted in Melbourne by Japanese trained leather artist, Sarah.   DIMENSIONS:  40cm x 10cm x 35cm (LWH)

Tote Bag Horizontal - $440.00

Available in - Natural and Black

A luxury combination of milled and smooth grain vegetable tanned leathers, providing the perfect balance for this tote bag. This natural, un-dyed leather has a life of its own, starting as light beige in colour it changes through to a light tan before turning to dark tan. This can often take several years depending on sun exposure and naturally occurring oils in the environment. Featuring rounded handles for comfort and solid brass hardware. Made from vegetable tanned bovine leather, created by artisan tanners in Tuscany. The straps feature a smooth traditional vegetable tanned finish and the body is dry milled to produce a naturally occurring pebbled surface. The tote bag is fully lined with a natural cream coloured light weight canvas in 100% cotton. It has a double leather trimmed phone sized pocket and a small zip pocket. It will fit all your A4 sized objects. The Tote Bag Horizontal is handcrafted in Melbourne by Japanese trained leather artist, Sarah. 

DIMENSIONS:  40cm x 10cm x 35cm (LWH)