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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.

Upcycled Fashion

Upcycling is fun and inexpensive! Upcycling is making something useful and beautiful from something that has no purpose and could end up in landfill. You can upcycle anything if you put your mind to it! I had an old black sweatshirt and extra sequins that could use some fun. I decided to embroider my logo onto the old sweatshirt with the sequins. I shared my idea with Kristi Kawakami and she wanted to join my upcycling fun too. So I taught her how to embroider! After wearing my sweatshirt around the City and receiving many great compliments, Jessica Worthington a local photographer asked us to model for a photoshoot of us wearing our new sweatshirts! Then, it was asked to be displayed at the SFSU Upcycling Upcycling Art Exhibit and Window. Upcycling can get you into so many fun adventures!

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.