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Honey Dijon's Etsy Creator Collab with Klès

Have you heard the news? I collaborated with Honey Dijon as part of the Etsy Creator Collab!
This is such an incredible opportunity for a small independent brand like Klès and I’m immensely grateful to be part of it.

Honey Dijon teamed up with 10 talented Etsy artisans and designers to co-create a limited edition collection available exclusively on Etsy.

 

Who is Honey Dijon and what inspired this collection?

 

Honey Dijon as a disco queen for the Etsy Creator Collab

For those of you who don’t know her, Honey Dijon is a DJ, trans rights activist and fashion icon.

I’m especially happy to have collaborated with her because I really like her music and she has a great sense of style!

Honey Dijon’s Etsy Creator Collab was inspired by Honey’s love for art galleries gift shops, with bright colours and unusual elements. The collection celebrates the Queer culture through time, and you can see this in the collection, with 70’s disco and 80’s vibes.
Honey Dijon wants these objects to empower their owners to express their individuality and I believe it’s exactly what they do.

 

Etsy Creator Collab - Honey Dijon x Klès

Etsy Creator Collab - Honey Dijon x Klès - Honey leather bag and Saskia wallet
As part of this exclusive Etsy collection, Honey and I created a handbag, that I named HONEY (you guess why) and a wallet, the SASKIA.

The HONEY is a small leather bag made of a gorgeous green Italian leather and a contrasting rust coloured round strap. 
This leather, called vegetable tanned (what I use in all my products), is a sustainable leather made with a chemical-free tanning process that’s much better for the environment than regular leather. Learn more about this leather on the Klès process page.

The HONEY bag was designed with practicality in mind. I wanted a bag that makes you feel free to move and do anything you want. It’s compact and lightweight, and it goes with any outfit, casual or dressy, so you can wear it day or night, you’re ready for anything!
What I love the most about the HONEY bag is the beautiful rich colours, the practical format and the original shape while still being simple.

The SASKIA wallet co-designed with Honey Dijon is a colourful variation of one of Klès’ best-selling product, in a beautiful deep burgundy leather.
What I love about this wallet is that it doesn’t take too much space in your bag, but it fits a lot of cards. And of course I love the minimalist design.

Shop the Klès HONEY green leather bag and the SASKIA burgundy wallet on Etsy.

 

Developing the collection

Honey Dijon Etsy Creator Collab
While developing the collection, I loved exploring new design ideas and working with different leathers, it was so much fun!

We started designing this collection back in April, it was quite a long process, because each design and each detail had to be approved by Honey, Etsy and I, but it went pretty smoothly.
The hardest part with this collection was not to tell anyone about it! I was so excited to be involved in this project that it was hard to keep it secret!

I’m happy the collection has now launched and I hope you like the HONEY bag and the SASKIA wallet as much as I do.

Shop the Klès HONEY bag and SASKIA wallet directly on the KlesOfficial Etsy shop. This limited edition collection will be running until the 16th of November or until stocks last!

You can also read the Etsy blog about this collection. 

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