Shelley Lee founded Verse in 2017, after graduating from Stellenbosch in 2013 with a BA Visual Communication Design. Verse was founded on the principles of craft, community, and an effort to inspire mindful consumption practices.
Verse products are hand stitched, and created using traditional methods of leather craftsmanship. By foregoing modern day mechanisation, each strike of the mallet and pull of the thread is an ode to the forgotten art.
Utilising sustainable materials and processes to improve and extend the life of each product, Verse promotes mindful consumption and longevity.