Sunday, January 18, 2009
I just want to say that I take credit for discovering Cathe's shop for our team. As I usually do, I was browsing through the Etsy shops and fell on thingsSHEcarried and was impressed with how artful and unique her bags were. I immediately sent her a convo to join our creative team and she did. Great to have her with us.
Here is a little exerpt from her profile...
"Things SHE Carried are one-of-a-kind, handmade handbags and carryAlls that artfully combine new and reclaimed materials in functional original designs.
Beginning with reclaimed, vintage and new fabrics to create fresh color and texture combinations each piece is a statement of the same philosophy: that beauty & function can be part of everyday life.
I combine a variety of materials in new and unexpected ways, blending traditional materials into contemporary carryalls creating a 21st century tapestry of all the eclectic influences that cross my path.
Skipping past fashion or era or trendy style – it is my intent to assemble a modern carryall interpretation by twisting styles and materials until they produce a relevant and highly usable canvas and shape that is largely appealing. Appealing to many women, but not all.
Following the impulse to shake things up – to make stuffy, traditional fabrics witty; to introduce post consumer recyclables in a useful, acceptable manner and to reclaim old treasured textiles into a small, personal scale is my personal design assignment of the moment."
Posted by Wendy Martin at 12:49 PM