OĦTI meaning; sister /ˈsɪstə/.
Specialises in bespoke, handcrafted leather accessories. Melbourne designed & made the OĦTI Collection is sleek, sexy & effortlessly stylish. Our mission is to create beautiful, personalised pieces; just for you.
Meet The Maker
Infatuated with North Africa, I spent years frolicking Morocco's Medinas, soaking up ancient practises and old world techniques. Working one-on-one with traditionally trained leather-crafters was all apart of Lost Little One's charm; feeling as though I had unlocked a world that had otherwise been left behind. Here I was able to take my ideas to my very own leather artisan, who in turn would craft and create beautiful pieces; just for me.
I excitedly watched my designs come to life, witnessing first hand the work that went into each and every piece. Together we sourced our raw materials from the local tanners and I watched my artisans painstakingly complete each part of the process by hand; using basic tools, one saddle stitch at a time.
I admired my Moroccan comrades who patiently took the time to learn about me, my style and my mission, as we overcome language and cultural barriers to naturally evolve and create as one.
I felt like I had unlocked some kind of secret world, the ancient realm of crafts. I was taken in like a member of the family. Morocco and its people welcomed me year after year with open arms, as though I was their little sister.
Unable to return to North Africa for the foreseeable future, naturally it was time to adapt and further incorporate my life and love for Morocco with my roots here in Melbourne. I’ve been busy experimenting with techniques absorbed deep inside those Moroccan Medinas. Working closely with fellow Aussie's we've sourced veg-tanned kangaroo leather, created using the same techniques that our Moroccan counterparts use in those endearing ancient tanneries.
I've spent months tinkering away in my Melbourne workshop, crafting the OĦTI Collection. My mission, to embody the raw beauty of leather and the sharp, polished vibe of Melbourne city streets. Combining the skills I've acquired while working with traditional leather artisans and veg-tanned leather in Morocco, I want to give each and every one of our OĦTI customers that same unique experience.
Bespoke Leather Accessories
All designs in the OĦTI collection are created on demand. Upon ordering your new product you'll be contacted via email by our leather artisan who will liaise with you about your new OĦTI accessory, customising and personalising; just for you. Learn more about OĦTI Studio's method of making bespoke leather accessories.
We use locally sourced vegetable tanned Kangaroo leather to handcraft our original OĦTI Collection. Each hide that we use is unique, featuring markings that celebrate the beauty of veg-tanned leather. Every one of our pieces is handcrafted in the Melbourne based OĦTI Studio and made to order. Available in 8 earthy tones, with the option of silver or bronze hardware and full customisation. When worn our beautiful, buttery soft kangaroo leather will further soften and mould to you, forming an alluring, unique patina and truly becoming your own.
The OĦTI Collection focuses on ethical practices and is proudly slow fashion in motion. Handcrafting and customising our beautiful designs which are made to order, gives us the unique ability to create and craft only what we need. It also allows us to tailor our designs for each individual and valued customer, who in turn will cherish their new, one of a kind OĦTI leather accessory.