Love Mert. is a lifestyle brand created from the innate desire to make. Born into a family of painters, sculpters, masons, knitters, sowers of seeds and observers of all things beautiful, it was inescapable to do nothing other than follow in the hard beaten path.
The collections of handbags, hats, and jewelry are a culmination of life long loves. Collecting glass marbles at flea markets as a child, building elaborate forts in the forests of Vermont, dabbles in painting, pottery and weaving. Moving to towns I had never heard of with only a car full of belongings. A wanderlust, smile filled life full of imagination and fantasies.
Passion for textures, scents, structures, patterns and vintage oddities translate into a collection that reinvents primitive patterns, faceted crystals and natural elements. Made by hand in our studio in Lake Tahoe, California where the air is clean and life is sweet.
All leather is either mill end from various U.S. factories or recycled from vintage leather clothing. Hemp linen and organic cotton is hand printed with non-toxic, water based inks. Rivets and zippers are copper. All wood jewelry is created in collaboration with my dad with various hard wood remnants from my father's woodshop art studio.