THE CONVICT STORY
Convict has created a range of unique handbags with Australia at its’ heart. Convict handbags are not only stop, look and ‘where did you get that’ pieces, they are beautifully designed and made in Australia, and tell a great Australian story.
The business baby of Karen Adie, Convict has it’s home in the leafy bush setting of Perth Hills, Convicts’ design aesthetic was influenced by other passions; the raw landscapes of Australia and a connection to the iconic poem My Country, by Dorothea Mackellar.
Our Convict story wouldn’t be complete without researching the stories of our Convict past – we found moving accounts of individuals and families – stories of resilience, of bushrangers and pirates, and daring escapees. We chose a few to continue their journey with us.
Many have generously shared their Convict ancestor stories with us and our thanks go to our customers, Margaret Brown, Fremantle Prison and femaleconvicts.org.au