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Product Development

The Sus Bag

The Sus Bag was created during the first Designing A Difference training program. It is made of 100% recycled material that made it out of landfill and into a versatile upcycled bag. I love a convenient tote bag/backpack styles so I decided to make my own Sus-tainable version. And yes, The Sus Bag has a secret hidden pocket inside for all your concealed mysteries. It is the perfect bag for a commuter, student, traveler, or everyday chic-bag user.

Custom Leather Harness

During my employment at Circa Corporation (a belt and leather accessory manufacturing company), I designed, developed and handcrafted my interchangeable belted, suspender/harness design. It can be worn three different ways; as a belt, a belt with a harness or a belt with suspenders. Sustainability was kept in mind by creating an interchangeable design that would let you create different looks from the components. Italian leather and USA-made rivets and buckles are utilized. I also designed & tailored the dress shirt showcased.

Apron's Simply Sustainable

Did you know many top hotel chains throw out all tablecloths into landfill that are stained or damaged? Connie Ulasewicz from PeopleWearSF partnered with the Hilton Hotel to have these tablecloths donated to her organization so they could be repurposed into marketable products. I teamed up with Connie and develop a repurposed tablecloth brand, Aprons Simply Sustainable. The collection was featured at the Spring 2014 Senior Showcase at San Francisco State University. And me and my collection were featured on, Towards Zero Textile Waste, a film directed by Hamid Khani to promote and encourage consumers and industries to reuse textiles that are often discarded quickly and improperly.

RIGHT: Golden Gate Xpress covered the Spring 2017 debut of the film, Towards Zero Textile Waste. Click picture to view article.