Melissa Michelsen, owner and designer of Love Mert, started her sustainable accessories line in 2000, long before it was a trend.
Over the years her style and aesthetic has evolved but her commitment to sustainability has remained constant.
Her collections of handbags, jewelry and home goods, are a culmination of life long loves. Collecting glass marbles at flea markets as a child, building elaborate forts in the forests of Vermont, dabbling in painting, pottery and weaving. Moving to towns she had never heard of with only a car full of belongings. A wanderlust, fun filled life embracing imagination and creativity..
Love Mert products are all made by hand in our studio in Lake Tahoe, California
Every piece is constructed with vintage leather sourced from various thrift shops. Many of the leather motifs are cut from recycled scrap from handbag and shoe factories. Hand Marbled fabric is done in large panels in the studio on mill end canvas bolts and hemp linen.
Due to the nature of our resources we offer small limited runs and can do custom color combinations and collaborations with retailers. Please contact us for our current line sheet, pricing and questions.