Tell us about your business.Self taught with a background in Art History and Theatre. Designs come together, because either I, or someone else, long for a product that is not there, or not really handy or beautiful. I see my business evolving in the next years, in many directions; home accessories as well as personal accessories; as well as making costumes and outfits for musicians & burning man eccentrics. I love cows, and working with Leather for its beauty and durability... and I like to make people aware ... The normal applications of leather is to cut hides straight, and we do not really remember it comes from a living Being. Our disconnection of that is partly what I am getting at in my work....So I use all of the hide, all the natural 'edgings' and individual characteristics, which makes each piece also distinctly unique.
What makes your business stand out?Unique products, superior fit and practicality; different use of material (and bringing awareness of the animal world); variety of products, and artisanal excellence
What's the best business advice you've received?Keep your integrity and work from within.
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NominationsJune 3–Aug. 29, 2014
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JudgingJune 23–Sept. 9, 2014
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