Metanoia bags don't just look good to wear, they feel good to make.

Metanoia(met-uh-noi-ah) translates to mean a profound, usually spiritual, transformation or conversion. The process of journey of changing one's mind, heart, self or way of life. Our creative interpretation of metanoia is expressed by reimagining vintage leather jackets into modern, effortless, handcrafted bags.

Every Metanoia bag is one of a kind and utterly unique.

Metanoia bags are handcrafted from vintage leather, lined with pinstripe cotton, and embellished with laser-cut forms of timber veneer and acrylic. Our bag straps are created from industrial waste from a local high-end bootmaker. This means every single bag is individually designed and created, and no two bags are ever the same.

Metanoia bags are slow-made and well-considered.

By breathing new life into vintage pieces, we support local businesses and nurture personal relationships with our suppliers of labour and charities for raw materials.

Motivated by principles of conscious consuming, our production process takes time. Every piece is handcrafted to include the unique characteristics of the materials we use.

About the Artist

Metanoia began with an idea to reimagine vintage leather jackets into timeless, handcrafted bags. Designed and made in Australia, Metanoia bags bring to life this vision by combining sustainable principles with edgy and effortless style.Forever a lover of vintage, founder and designer Tina Mavromatis’s creative philosophy is now deeply imbued with principles including mindful consumption, sustainability, and role-modelling an alternative to fast fashion for her daughters. Tina has been handcrafting leather bags for more than two decades that reflect the influence of art, music, design, travel and iconic individuality on her creative process.  She designs items that minimise textile waste, up-cycle quality materials and embrace a transparent production process.Every item starts life as a handpicked vintage leather jacket, and is transformed into a beautiful, one-of-a-kind handbag.  Eschewing trends and seasons, Metanoia handbags can be incorporated into the wearer’s own person style to create an authentic, timeless style statement.