Lost Little One started with the flip of a coin and an impulsive adventure into lands unexplored. In 2016 our Melbourne-based founder Dominique wound up by chance in Morocco, a melting pot of cultures, the confluence of east and west. Its energetic chaos and old-world charm were irresistible, and Dom fell in love.
Buried deep in Marrakech’s maze-like Medina is a tannery, and it was here that Lost Little One was born. Dom works with local artisans to design and handcraft beautiful unisex bags using only vegetable tanned leather. Challenging language barriers were overcome by a mutual ambition to share the heady delights of Morocco with the world.
Naturally evolving and ethically conscious, the label is slow fashion in motion: we know exactly where, how and by whom each bag was crafted. Each piece is authentic and created with love. Our minimalistic yet functional designs are an homage to our favourite places on earth. Utilising traditional techniques and contemporary designs, Lost Little One is a true fusion of Moroccan culture and Melbourne style.
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Lost Little One is powered and inspired by human connection. There’s a close-knit but globally-spread community involved in its inception, refinement and evolution. It’s about time we introduce ourselves.
Here at Lost Little One, we refer to our products as being ‘ethically handmade’. But what does ethically made mean to us? We believe in a path less travelled and pride ourselves on being the perfect fusion of Melbourne style and Moroccan culture. Our leather is ethically sourced from the local tannery in Marrakech.
Having the opportunity to live and work in Morocco has been a great adventure so far. Lost Little One is naturally evolving and slow fashion in motion: we know exactly where, how and by whom each bag was crafted. Supporting local artisans and the ancient technique of vegetable tanning leather is all apart of our mission.
It is of the upmost importance, that we are supporting the local trade in Morocco. You may have heard the name Abdussamed mentioned from time to time. This is our very first artisan and the man who helped to bring Lost Little One to life. A father of four and a leather worker for more than 20 years. I chose to work one on one with Abdu in Morocco after meeting him on my second trip to Marrakech.