IT'S HERE! // VISKA + AUSLANDISH

All photos by Sarah Ascanio

A few months ago, we reached out to Ashley Duke of Viska, wondering if she would ever consider collaborating with Auslandish. Ashley is a Twin Cities artisan, who creates handmade bags from high quality leather and canvas. She is an inspiring creator, who pours her heart and soul into every product that Viska sells

Lucky for us, Ashley said yes, and the results are even better than we hoped.  

This summer, Auslandish created a unique, hand drawn image that was printed directly onto the materials that Ashley uses to construct her products. This textile was then sewn into the interior lining, to create a special addition, Auslandish 'Crew Backpack'.

The first bag will be on display at the Auslandish Launch Party, October 7th!

The rich color combinations, intuitive design, and distinct craftsmanship, make this bag truly stunning to behold. 

The bag features deep evergreen canvas, leather straps, brass pegs, a navy interior, and a rich red flap, with an Auslandish-styled, hand drawn illustration of High Point Falls, in Grand Portage MN.  

The image used in this collaboration is unique, and will not be be sold as a print or used for any purpose other than this beautiful backpack, which is available for purchase through Viska's website. 

It is such an honor to parter with a company like Viska. Many thanks to Ashley for her willingness to experiment, and to Sarah Ascanio for documenting this exciting collaboration. 

We hope you enjoy. 

Sarah Nelson