About Orla Vera
Launched in 2020, Orla Vera is a luxury, sustainable accessories brand that offers high-quality, low waste pieces that are renowned or their beauty and durability. Founded by Orla O’ Hagan in the midst of the global pandemic, Orla Vera Accessories has grown an international audience as an emerging brand in celebrating sustainable Irish design.
After completing a first class honours degree in Footwear & Accessories design from De Montfort University, Leicester, our founder Orla Vera continued her design journey by joining high-end London based accessories brand, Sophia Webster. Here, she cultivated a further finesse in all things footwear, accessories and small leather goods.
Following 2 years as part of this highly established design team, Orla Vera’s job was made redundant due to the global pandemic and she returned home from London to the scenic hills of Donegal. Using this unique opportunity to combine her seasoned practise, she quickly turned her attention to her own brand and Orla Vera Accessories was born.
Orla Vera Accessories aims to offer luxury leather product with a sustainable message. Having noticed the huge volumes of waste produced in the industry, Orla Vera works exclusively with sustainably-sourced remnant or end of line leather to create timeless pieces for you to enjoy, without the heavy environmental cost. By repurposing materials that would otherwise end in landfill, Orla Vera Accessories represents a new age in Irish design, working to close the loop and inspire a “new norm” within the fashion world.
Slow fashion but fast action !
Due to the nature of our eco-conscious sourcing and production processes, the quantities of each product may be very limited and often one of a kind, so if you spot something you love act fast before it’s too late. Each Orla Vera product comes with a promise of durability, as our high-end leather matures beautifully from season to season.
As a growing brand committed to full production transparency, Orla Vera products are made in her studio in County Donegal, handmade by Orla herself! In order to further reduce her carbon footprint, any waste offcuts are then turned into card-holders or scrunchies, all of which you can check out in our latest collection!
Orla Vera is proud to say that her studio is almost plastic-free and all of her packaging is made from recycled materials and is itself recyclable or biodegradable. Investing in in an Orla Vera product is investing in a better future, creating beauty without destroying the beauty of the natural world.
Why not stay up to date with our everyday adventures on Instagram @orlaveraaccessories where you can see first all of our exciting projects to come.