Handcrafted Leather Goods

Made in New Zealand

About The Hope Tree

To own a The Hope Tree creation is to own a carefully handcrafted product of stunning looks and vibrant colour with the voluptuous softness of Merino leather. Each The Hope Tree piece is really unique as the texture of Merino leather varies from skin to skin. Opening a The Hope Tree creation reveals the hidden surprise of the premium quilting fabric lining that is carefully selected to enhance the stunning colours our Merino leather is available in. A The Hope Tree product is more than a bag or purse - it is truly one-of-a-kind work of art, not just to be admired for its beauty but also to be used and touched. 

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Meet the Maker

Hello and Welcome to The Hope Tree!.

My name is Sara and I am the person behind every single purse and bag you can find in this website. 

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Merino Leather, Cairn Station

I am so lucky to have access to one of the most luxurious leather New Zealand creates, the amazing Merino leather. 


Handcrafted with Love ❤️

When you purchase one of The Hope Tree products you can be sure you are getting  a handcrafted item make with lots of care and love.



Proudly Made in


(New Zealand)


My bag is beautifully crafted and exactly what I asked for... in fact, I might just need another one...

Nicaela D.

Beautifully made purses with real personality! From soft luxurious NZ leathers to quirky fun prints there is a purse for every occasion. Sara takes great care of her customers adding Aroha in every piece she makes. 

Faye H.

The purses and bags I have ( 3 of them) are gorgeous. Sara’s attention to detail and her commitment to sourcing quality NZ Merino leather makes all the difference. 5 ⭐️

Jan H.