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Our unique e-commerce concept allows customers to bid or back new products. Our concept is the sum of the CFDA, E-bay, and Kickstarter.

We first carefully source handwoven materials from women in Southeast Asia who are master weavers. For most of them, weaving is their livelihood and is a trade that is rapidly declining with the spread of modern technology in weaving machinery. We then take the handwoven textiles and pair them with gorgeous supple leather and incorporate it in stylish, fresh, designs.

In an effort to develop a collaborative process between the designer and customer with little investment up front, we have come up with a unique sales model: 1) Design originals made by the designer are auctioned off to the highest bidders. By doing so, we get an idea of how much customer(s) are willing to pay for that item and if there is a demand for that product. We also don't have a heap of handbags (time and material investment) piling up in a corner of the studio; what gets ma...
Our unique e-commerce concept allows customers to bid or back new products. Our concept is the sum of the CFDA, E-bay, and Kickstarter.

We first carefully source handwoven materials from women in Southeast Asia who are master weavers. For most of them, weaving is their livelihood and is a trade that is rapidly declining with the spread of modern technology in weaving machinery. We then take the handwoven textiles and pair them with gorgeous supple leather and incorporate it in stylish, fresh, designs.

In an effort to develop a collaborative process between the designer and customer with little investment up front, we have come up with a unique sales model: 1) Design originals made by the designer are auctioned off to the highest bidders. By doing so, we get an idea of how much customer(s) are willing to pay for that item and if there is a demand for that product. We also don't have a heap of handbags (time and material investment) piling up in a corner of the studio; what gets made, gets sold 2) RunFunding™ campaigns (aka crowdfunded limited production runs) are then offered for the bags that do well at auction. Bags that are successfully RunFunded™ are produced in limited quantities by our U.S. based manufacturing partners. This model allows us to avoid the cost associated with large production runs, minimize waste typically associated with the creative process - and of course, offer high quality luxury handbags at prices that are fair and much more affordable compared to other luxury brands.
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