Our Story

What We Do
The Luxe Project is a curated collection of pieces that showcase the hand-crafted textiles of hill tribe artisans that reside across Asia. Each bag is designed and made to honour and celebrate the craftsmanship of each unique textile.
 

Who We Are

Photo Credit: Yohan Liliyani

Photo Credit: Yohan Liliyani

The Luxe Project was created by mother/daughter duo Chutisa and Sharidan Bowman in 2013.

Chutisa Bowman
Originally from Thailand, Chutisa moved to Australia as a teenager to attend high school in 1973. With a passion for fashion, Chutisa became a senior buyer at Coles Myer for a number of years before being assigned Director of Buying for David Jones. In 2005, Chutisa and husband Steve started their own consulting business, offering their expertise in strategy, governance and risk management to businesses

Sharidan Bowman
Sharidan completed her BA in Psychology and Media Communications in 2006 and spent a few years as a makeup artist for Mecca Cosmetica where her love of all things beauty and fashion was magnified. During her time as a makeup artist, Sharidan also completed a Marketing qualification at RMIT.
 

Doing Good while doing well.
The Luxe Project commits to sourcing products from sustainable avenues whilst respecting local, cultural and artistic customs. As part of The Luxe Project’s business process, we consider the interests of everyone who will be affected by our business decisions. We are mindful of the social, economic, health/safety conditions and environmental well-being of our producers.

The Luxe Project seeks to operate significantly above minimum standards to ensure the best outcomes for all persons involved. The Luxe Project supports producers with a fair price so that they can enjoy a fair profit and receive a living wage - we do not maximise profit at their expense. The Luxe Project’s retail prices reflect the fair wages paid for their production and the financial recognition given to the original designers and makers of the raw materials.