Our Story


We are proud of the integrity of our products. All our bags and wallets reflect an approach to design that considers style, function and feel.



All Rose & Lyle products are made using the best materials we can find. With leather every hide is unique and tonal variations, small marks or scars are natural features and should not be considered faults. The various processes these leathers go through enhance and soften the quality and add to the luxurious hand feel you will enjoy in the finished product. The vegetable tan leathers raw beauty will mature and darken with exposure to light and this natural aging process will gradually enhance the personality of your bag.


Phill and Mel Kenyon have been in the industry for many years. Phill did his training and gained his experience in the leather trade in Collingwood and Northcote in the 80’s and 90’s. This first began in footwear and later in design of leather and textile accessories working for leading retailers in the Australian market. Mel’s background began in textiles and then later in buying & design/development with larger Australian retailers.

We formed a business team almost a decade ago in development, design and sourcing. For many years we have discussed the possibilities of starting our own collection. More and more we found a growing gap in the market for the products that we love. We fused our experiences, ideas and passion for considered design, leathers and details and in 2015 Rose and Lyle was formed.


Our design process is simple. We like beautiful things and so we create our collections from the best raw materials using ideas or concepts that we love. While we always are looking at the latest trends we don’t follow the fashion trends directly. We follow our own direction and use ideas seen from travel, people on the street, the amazing craftsmen we work with and importantly, our customers.


Rose & Lyle are designed in Melbourne Australia and made in India and China using small artisan manufacturers. We have a close working relationship with our overseas partners who follow strict ethical standards in both manufacturing and the care of their employees.


All products produced by Rose & Lyle are made using
ethically sourced raw materials and with factories that
are audited for social compliance. Audits are carried out yearly to ensure all employees are cared for and meet their countries standards of employment. We regularly visit our factories and meet with its employees to experience first hand the conditions in which they work.