From the love of designing and creating unique upcycled, limited edition and high-quality affordable pieces, the Kitty Kat accessories brand was born and founded in Melbourne, Australia in 2014 by Mia Papas.
The Kitty Kat accessories collection is assembled all by hand, using new and used leathers, hides, fabrics, furs and skins, most of which predominately are ethically sourced from the waste materials of the meat industry.
Rather than seeing these valuable by-products got to waste in landfill, Kitty Kat re-uses these materials, carefully selecting, manufacturing and re-imagining their use, often forming unique one of a kind inspirational designs.
"I love creating new designs, the smell of leathers and vintage materials, being inspired by the attitude of "waste not want not philosophy" in the fragile yet beautiful world we live in"
"I've been know to pull up on the side of the road and rip apart a discarded leather couch to go home and make a clutch"
"...nothing makes me feel more honoured and grateful than when I receive messages of happiness from customers after they receive their Kitty Kat clutch or bag"
Kitty Kat is all designed and photographed by the very creative and talented soul Mia.
Her first label started when she was 17. Originally a clothing designer and boutique owner, on the infamous Chapel St and Greville St precinct, Mia turned her creative eye towards her other love, bags and clutches.
Kitty Kat supports fair trade and sustainability initiatives and works with communities, both here in Australia and abroad, to ensure all of the Kitty Kat products are created with care, fairness and quality in mind.
The purrrfect mix of designer fashion accessories with a conscience.