Think small: Ted Louise

Think small: Ted Louise

Think small: Ted Louise

Think small is where RLSD takes a look at some of the smaller companies around the world that we think are doing the right thing with leather. This is a greenwashing free zone–no matter what they produce, sustainability is at the heart of what they do.

Think small: Ted Louise

What makes your company different?

Ted Louise is more than a bag for its clients. Ted Louise is a brand that empowers and identifies with its customers.

Why is leather so important to you and what other materials do you use?

We discovered a tanning method called Zeology-Leather and we are the first leather bag brand in Europe to make a complete collection with it. Zeology-Leather is real, natural leather that incorporates advanced chemistry which increases biodegradability improving its circularity. This ensures the leather in your shoe, bag, or lounge chair is not only compostable and also biodegradable. You can return it to the earth (not that you would want to!).

What is your signature product/what item best sums up your philosophy?

The Sylvie is where it all began. I designed it after being frustrated with the chaos of my handbag. There are specially designed compartments for your pens, AirPods, a hook for your keys and even a built in wallet, so you open your bag and you can see everything immediately.

What does Ted Louise say?

Ted Louise stands for an organised bag with the highest quality leather: full grain leather. The bags are elegant, daring and have a classy look with a fashion twist. It’s all in the details!

What does RLSD say?

Great design, great looks and, most importantly, great quality, sustainable leather.

Find out more here.

  • Ted Louise the company is now ready to move up a gear and Liz has launched a Crowdfunder campaign to bring to increase the company’s capacity. She’s on a mission to bring her production values to a wider audience. Find the campaign here.

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