American Made Since 2012
I come from a family of artistic pragmatists; therefore, it is not surprising that I acquired a love for creating useful objects that are designed to inspire. Objects that are a pleasure to use and to behold. I deeply desire to make the bag, purse and wallet you will carry everyday for years and years. The one you feel attached to. The one you go back to time and time again, like that favorite pair of blue jeans. This is what I wake up everyday driven to achieve. I design each bag with structure, purpose, beauty and longevity, in mind at all times. I seek out not only useful and unique designs, but fabrics and materials that bring them to life. From pasture raised calfskin to woolen houndstooth, each piece sings with a love for the beauty of everyday things.
What makes your business unique?At Pennyroyal, we are passionate about American Manufacturing. We believe American Manufacturing is the key to rebuilding our communities and empowering our disenfranchised. It is the key to making our country strong and viable once more. With this vision at our forefront, each piece is hand crafted in Sonoma County utilizing materials selected to contribute to and assist in the rebirth of American Manufacturing. Everyone who is involved in the creation of our bags is paid a real-life wage, not minimum wage. We are striving to create a company where each member feels pride and ownership. Where everyone’s dreams are encouraged – whether that dream is to own a home, to get a college degree, or to start a new company. We stand strong and proud behind our vision and our craftsmanship. All that being said, we realize we are on the cusp of something wonderful and we are so very honored to be a part of it.
What's the best business advice you've received?Stay true to your vision. Don't create what you think others want you to make. Create what YOU want to make.
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Voting for Category WinnersAug. 26 - Sept. 22, 2013
Vote for your favorite makers in crafts, food, and more.
Category Winners AnnouncedSeptember 23, 2013
Discover our 2013 American Made winners.
Voting for Grand Prize WinnerSeptember 23 - 30, 2013
Which maker receives $10,000? You decide.
Grand Prize Winner AnnouncedOctober 1, 2013
Find out who our 2013 Audience Choice Award Winner is.