About

About us

Leather goods from Lies Mertens combine efficiency and elegance in a sustainable way.

We focus on high-quality materials, details and functionality.

Our brand

“How can we create something with as little elements as possible?” It’s a question we constantly ask ourselves, aiming to create timeless designs by reducing superfluous components. To guarantee supreme quality, we only design a limited number of bags every year, which we perfect in aesthetics and ease of use.

Brands should try to make a positive impact on the world. Lies Mertens lives by this view and therefore works with unique leather, composed of leather residues which otherwise would be thrown away. They’re tanned with 100% biodegradable products: we don’t use chrome nor any other hard metals throughout the process.

Our bags are designed in Antwerp and handmade in Portugal, produced under sustainable conditions.

With functional and straightforward designs, Lies Mertens creates a different look, suitable for everyday life.


Care

All Lies Mertens handbags are made from sophisticated, high-quality materials. Consult the tag on your bag for specific care instructions or visit our care page (link). 

Eco leather

The leather we use is unique for a number of reasons. First of all, the leather comes from animals reared for meat production, meaning it is fashioned from residue that would otherwise be discarded.

To produce the leather, the hides are tanned with chrome-free products. We work with small family businesses, adhering to the highest ecological and technical standards. They don’t use any harmful chemicals and instead work with natural products, such as resin. 

Click here if you want to know more about eco leather (link).


Functional

We’re not only aiming to create visually appealing bags, but also highly value the practical aspect.

Lies Mertens started out as a brand creating handbags people can use for everyday life. Whether you’re on your way to work or having a drink with friends: the same bag can fulfill multiple purposes.

By adding different compartments to each bag, we provide enough space to store laptops, smartphones, chargers, keys and water bottles and create an easy way to retrieve all your stuff in a split second.

Pure

“How can we create something with as little elements as possible?”

We aim to create timeless designs by reducing superfluous components.
To guarantee supreme quality, we only design a limited number of bags every year, which we perfect in aesthetics and ease of use.

Our designs are pure, simple and timeless. We want to create a strong identity while maintaining a classical look at all times, turning our handbags in the perfect companion for all your activities.

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