She told me the story of how, in March of 2020, during the first Paris lockdown, when the Parisians were only allowed to walk one km out of their homes for only one hour a day, she envisioned the launch of THALIE, “around the idea of a new era for sustainable luxury”. Her original prototype was the signature Livia wristlet of The Sushi Collection. Made of a recycled salmon “leather”, collected from French sushi restaurants, by a french marine tannery based in Lyon. She believed this was a great example of creativity in circular economy, and that the salmon leather is also an alternative to exotic skins. The process uses only vegetable tanning which gives the bags a beautiful finish such as luxuriant green, roaring red and an almost metallic blue. Thalie uses marine leathers in combination with upcycled leathers from French luxury houses’ dormant stock.