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, self care products 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. Our hand bags are constructed with vintage repurposed leather sourced from various thrift shops, scrap leather from other productions and repurposed denim. Hand Marbled fabric has become a highlight of our current pieces and is done in large panels in the studio on organic cotton, mill end canvas bolts and hemp linen.