About Us

La La Lea began in September 2019, and we launched with a small range of tote bags and washable paper pots. Over the last 12 months our product range has grown to include zippered Purselets and Pouches, and I'm excited to be adding our new Purse/Crossbody to my range of bags.

I'm not someone who wears a lot of colour and pattern... give me a FABulous bag and some statement earrings and it's happy days! I'm not your average size so I don't tend to buy a lot of clothing online... I need to try on EVERY-thing to make sure I'm happy and comfortable with the sizing, the fit and the style. I want to feel comfortable and confident in what I'm wearing and it's tricky when you're taking measurements and referring to size charts... you want to be sure you're going to love it! But with a bag it doesn't matter about all of that because a bag will fit EVERY-body, and that's what I love about them!

All of my products are handmade by me from start to finish, in my home studio in Brisbane, Australia. I love working with colourful fabrics - they really add a pop of colour to any outfit - and I LOVE working with washable paper to bring a unique element to all of my bags.
 
You'll find me at various weekend markets around Brisbane throughout the year. We are so fortunate to have an amazing markets and handmade community in Brisbane and it means I get to meet all of you when you stop by and say hello, or have a chat about my products. That's my favourite thing of all!
 
Sign up to my newsletter to keep up to date on upcoming markets, special offers and new releases, and be sure to follow me on social media @lalalea.makes 


 

What is washable paper?

I'm proud to create products featuring  Kraft-Tex® washable paper. The manufacturer of Kraft-Tex® is FSC and Oeko-Tex certified. The pulp is ethically sourced, and the manufacturer adheres to strict European environmental manufacturing standards.
Washable paper is greener than vinyl and PVC, and more animal-friendly than leather. It's a plant-based, cellulose product with a small amount of synthetic latex added for strength and durability.
 
It's actually paper that sews like fabric and wears like leather. It softens and wrinkles with handling and washing. Durable and tear-resistant, it's a vegan-friendly leather alternative.

Looking after your FAB bags

Washable paper is just that... washable. With use and washing it will soften and wrinkle like leather.
 
TOTE BAGS: gently hand wash in cold water, and line dry in the shade. Warm iron if required - I recommend using a pressing cloth to avoid any shine on the fabrics.
 
PURSELETS, POUCHES and PURSE/CROSSBODY: very gently hand wash in cold water. Line dry in the shade, and warm iron if required - I recommend using a pressing cloth to avoid any shine on the fabrics.

PAPER POTS: gently hand wash, fold back into shape and allow to air dry.
 
While your washable paper is wet, it's a good idea to give it a bit of a squish and a squeeze to help develop the wrinkles even further!

La La Lea
ABN 29 574 501 128