A Harmonious Blend of Luxury, Craftsmanship, and the Rich Tradition of Portuguese Reed Basketry.
Victoria Handmade is a brand that is deeply rooted in the respect for nature, conservation, and preservation of the Portuguese Reed Basketry Tradition. The brand’s founder, Esperança Vitória, left her job of 14 years to pursue her passion for reed basketry, an art and tradition that has been passed down in her family since 1952. Today, Victoria Handmade is more than just an ethical brand. It is a collector of nostalgic stories, rooted in a deep respect for nature, conservation, and preservation of the Portuguese Reed Basketry Tradition.
The Victoria Handmade project was born in memory of Esperança’s parents, who saw this art form slowly disappearing from their hands without reaching others. The force that made them be reborn was the desire to value the art of weaving the reed with the boldness of adding modernity so that they could continue to weave stories by your side. The brand’s mission is to give continuity to an ancestral art, while respecting the ethical values of life – from their nature, to the hands that make them, until the hands that appreciate them.
Victoria Handmade’s products are a harmonious blend of luxury, craftsmanship, and the rich tradition of Portuguese Reed Basketry. The brand uses noble fibers, such as reed, eco-friendly leather, natural pigments, jute, and wicker, to make its products. The reeds used by Victoria Handmade grow freely in the wetlands of Portugal and are picked up by the brand’s artisans in the summer once a year, for the whole year. The leather used by the brand is of high-quality vegetable tanning, and it is genuine and a reuse of food-purpose traceable cow leather. Instead of ending up in landfills, it is reused for accessories by an environmentally friendly vegetable tanning.
All Victoria Handmade baskets and bags have, at least, 8 to 16 hours of handmade work. Handmade means that each piece was handcrafted in a small scale with care and dedication by the brand’s artisans. A smaller production quantity allows the brand to give its customers better quality control and a sense of individuality: their own.
Victoria Handmade is a Sisterhood of Nostalgia, and its legacy is to multiply stories and memories. Each piece is hand-made by the brand’s artisans, in its own time, one at a time. All bags use natural materials that respect mother nature. The brand works to preserve the planet, preserve people, and preserve craftsmanship. All products are handmade with integrity, and having a wardrobe full of soul and timeless memories is the brand’s goal. Once you need less, you’ll have more. Victoria Handmade offers an Imperfect Perfection, as nature itself dictates. Craftsmanship lies at the heart of luxury.
In conclusion, Victoria Handmade is a brand that values tradition, craftsmanship, and sustainability. Its products are a testament to the beauty and richness of the Portuguese Reed Basketry Tradition, and the brand’s commitment to ethical and sustainable practices is truly inspiring. If you’re looking for a unique and timeless piece that tells a story, look no further than Victoria Handmade.