Hi! Im Lia, I created this brand Celia MMXIV after graduating George Brown College Fashion Techniques and Design program in Toronto, ON.
What inspired me to start the brand was my love of working with leather. I had the idea of creating a crossbody bag instead of a garment for my final project in a leather working class and I havent stopped since. My professor agreed under the circumstances that since it was not part of the course I had to research it on my own. I was captivated by the endless possibilities! That is what makes each design process that much more exciting. The picture above is my first ever leather purse!
A purse is not just an accesory. It completes an outfit / an image, but it can also carry an adventure. I want to create elegant, timeless pieces that are fashionable and well made.
All of the materials used in the leather goods are all sourced from North American suppliers.
I design and sew each style from start to finish in my home studio in Guelph, ON.