Forest Lane is an idea built by husband and wife team, New Zealand Olympic skier Lyndon Sheehan and wife Olivia.

Inspired by their adventures and with the help of a few simple tools and one beautiful Whisky toned hide, the essence of Forest Lane was born. At Forest Lane, they believe in creating long lasting, durable products that age with grace – and are all the better because of it with timeless designs beautifully made with quality materials.

All the materials used in Forest Lane backpacks, laptop cases and day bags are traceable, sustainable and accredited. “The meaning is there without it being in your face,” says 30-year-old Lyndon. It’s all in the details, including leather sourced from a New Zealand tannery that adheres to strict environmental practices; wax from a local beekeeper; timber panels made from recycled rimu flooring; sustainably made zips by YKK; and all thread bought through Coats, a manufacturer that aims to eliminate hazardous chemicals from the textile supply chain.

The Forest Lane brand was launched nine months ago and now offers eight products, with plans under way to expand into knitwear. “We are looking to branch into products that align with sustainability and stay true to what we believe in,” says Lyndon.