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by Margaret Finnegan

What We Do

The Luxe Project creates ethical fashion with an eco-soul – designing beautiful one of a kind bags constructed from the vintage hand embroidered textiles of South East Asia’s hill tribes.

Designed in Australia and made in Thailand, every bag is conceptualised and made to honour/celebrate the craftsmanship of each unique textile, breathing new life in to beautiful artisan pieces that would otherwise be lost to time.

Who We Are

The Luxe Project was created by mother/daughter duo Chutisa and Sharidan Bowman in July 2013.

Chutisa Bowman

Originally from Thailand, Chutisa moved to Australia as a teenager to attend high school in 1973. With a passion for fashion, Chutisa became a senior buyer at Coles Myer for a number of years before being assigned Director of Buying for David Jones. In 2005, Chutisa and husband Steve started their own consulting business, offering their expertise in strategy, governance and risk management to businesses.

Sharidan Bowman

Sharidan completed her BA in Psychology and Media Communications in 2006 and spent a few years as a makeup artist for Mecca Cosmetica where her love of all things beauty and fashion was magnified. During her time as a makeup artist, Sharidan also completed a Marketing qualification at RMIT.

Doing Good while doing well

The Luxe Project’s bags are not factory made and are created by a select few artisans engaged in the cottage industry based in the hills of Northern Thailand. The Luxe Project commits to sourcing products from sustainable avenues whilst respecting local, cultural and artistic customs.

As part of The Luxe Project’s business process, we consider the interests of everyone who will be affected by our business decisions. We are mindful of the social, economic, health/safety conditions and environmental well-being of our producers.

The Luxe Project seeks to operate significantly above minimum standards to ensure the best outcomes for all persons involved. The Luxe Project supports producers with a fair price so that they can enjoy a fair profit and receive a living wage – we do not maximise profit at their expense. The Luxe Project’s retail prices reflect the fair wages paid for their production and the financial recognition given to the original designers and makers of the raw materials.

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