The Sherene Melinda Springbok Hair-on-hide Unisex Leather Backpack

The Sherene Melinda Springbok Hair-on-hide Unisex Leather Backpack

The New Collection at SHERENE MELINDA is now available for sale on the website and we’ve already received several orders following the highly anticipated release. At SHERENE MELINDA, one of our main goals is to design handbags that are universally appealing and because of this, the New Collection features the brand’s first unisex bag – the Leather Backpack.

Designing a unisex item of clothing 

Unisex clothing is difficult to find in mainstream fashion because clothing generally uses different design techniques to create an end product that either comfortably fits the body shape of a man or a woman. This is not a problem for handbags because a bag is worn in the same way by both genders.

Converse also takes advantage of this concept, the key difference across their collections is the size of the shoe but the shape is the same for both genders. The SHERENE MELINDA backpack uses a straight silhouette with clean lines and edges to create a shape that will compliment the figures of both men and women. The main variants across the collection are the choice of colour and the style of the hair-piece.

The challenges of creating a universal size

Having the opportunity to create a unisex accessory is great, however, the execution needs to be perfect. Unlike Converse, we could not offer various sizes that would be better suited to men or women. We needed to find a balance and create a size that would suit the body shapes of both genders. This required research and testing, including modeling samples, and we decided on a size of 30 cm width and 36 cm height.

Seasonal shades for both genders

One key distinction across the collection is colour, which varies from neutral blacks and browns to vibrant yellows and pinks. We have created a selection of colour that offers on trend colours for both men and women this winter season.

Style of the springbok hair-on-hide

All collections at SHERENE MELINDA use authentic springbok hair-on-hide, which is a natural material and can therefore either fan outwards or lay flat. This distinction works well for creating a unisex handbag, where either piece may be better suited to a man or a woman depending on their preference. 

The backpack is now for sale!

The new Leather Backpack from SHERENE MELINDA has recently been added for sale through the website. With multiple colours to choose from that will be ideal for the winter season, head over to this page to shop now and enjoy delivery throughout Europe. To stay up-to-date with all the latest releases at SHERENE MELINDA, follow us on social media using the links below.

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MATERIALS

Our handbags are made using leather both inside and out. We use nappa leather on the outside and the handbags are lined with an ecofriendly (using no harmful chemicals or dyes) natural pigskin leather in the inside. This helps to make our bags incredibly soft and luxurious but also durable and longlasting.

For our signature feature that we have become known for we use genuine Springbok hair-on-hide leather. The ethical source of the materials is very important to us. Springbok are classified as non-cites (which means there is no threat to the survival of the species) and the animals live freely in abundance in South Africa. The sustainability of the species is carefully managed and the population is culled to keep the ecosystem in balance. The local food industry benefits from this and the by-products are also utilised in decorative ways in interiors, furniture and fashion.

All our leathers are a by-product of the food-industry.

We use only high quality YKK zips and silver-coloured metal chains, studs and handbag hardware.

All our handbags are offered with a white cotton dustbag to keep them clean.