Vita Cochran is a New Zealand maker who has recently moved to Sydney. She began making handbags and other objects in 2000, and her work is held in the collections of Te Papa Tongarewa, the Otago Museum, the Dowse, and Objectspace. Vita's approach can best be explained in her own words: "I love designing original things and making them by hand. I like to think that the time invested in an object shows, in some way, the care and intensity that is carried in a good object. I draw on traditional techniques, craft, and fashion history but like to make objects which are unique and of this time".