Nancybird was established in 2002 in Naarm/Melbourne as a handmade range of bags and purses by founder Emily Wright.

Our iconic collections reflect our innate curiosity towards artisanship, art and the natural landscape.

We are moving towards the aim of sustainabilty - mindful consumption in our deliberately small production runs, the use of materials with outstanding environmental credentials, working with makers with excellent social compliance such as non-profit organisations and Fair Trade members.

We use diverse models in our campaigns, representing the diversity of our audience. Our extended size range now sits from size 6 to 22, with more to come.

We are represented in stores by about 100 beautiful stockists throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Through collaborations with a global network of carefully selected craftspeople, each of our pieces celebrates the expertise, craft and beauty of their maker’s community.

Passionate about good making and good design, our design philosophy emphasises longevity and quality.

We mindfully consider the environmental impact of our products and celebrate the hands that make them.

Transparency is important to us, one of the ways we practise this is by visiting our makers regularly.

Explore our factory visits

Each season we collaborate with artists, bringing their work to life on textiles, on leather - printed, embroidered, embossed. We champion these artists and their diversity.

Explore our collaborations


Nancybird is based on the banks of the Merri Creek, on the stolen lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. We acknowledge them as the Traditional Owners of the land on which we work, and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.