Rita has been sewing for over 40 years and has vast experience.
Her sewing days began in her childhood. She started making her own clothes at a young age, with the occasional guidance of her mother.
In recent years she has moved her focus to create range of leather bags - including convertible leather backpacks and handbags developing styles from customer requests and her own love of fashion.
As a designer, she believes that by making products that are easy to use, elegant and simple , she can enhance her customers lives.
Style & Quality
All the products are made from top quality materials that Rita has sourced from Australia and around the world.
Leathers are Italian and include cowhide, sheep hide and calf hide. Fabrics are mainly from Italy , UK and the USA.
Schianto Handmade style is one of simplicity of design, quality of materials and made for comfort and ease of use and maintenance.
Rita buys materials in small quantities so as to keep up with trends, but mainly to assist with individuality of finished product.
Every item is individually designed and handmade by Rita in her Melbourne workroom.
Each piece is guaranteed for quality and workmanship and Rita's focus is on customer satisfaction.