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ajbstuff

American Made Since 2008

Antoinette Miller

Los Angeles, California
Ajbstuff values tailored handmade , usefulness and durability; all in awareness of its source (cow) by using all of the hide in sound design.
California

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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  • Nominations
    June 3–Aug. 29, 2014

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  • Judging
    June 23–Sept. 9, 2014

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    Sept. 15–Oct. 13, 2014

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  • Winners Announced
    Oct. 17, 2014

    2014 Award Winners and Audience Choice Winner announced.

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  • American Made Event
    Nov. 7–8, 2014

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