Sarah of Anne B designs was kind enough to send me one of her beautiful foldover clutches to coincide with the launch of her indiegogo campaign and I just can't get enough of it.
foldover clutch c/o anne b designs
asos pants | $40
thrifted gold heels | $6
Here are the fundraiser campaign details
a b o u t s a r a h
I grew-up in Virginia Beach, Virginia taking dance lessons, piano lessons, attending various art schools, participated in church and school choirs, and picked up sewing along the way.
I'm practically a self-taught seamstress, initially out of frustration with tacky clothes and bags. I found that I enjoyed desiging bags the most because I found have them fit my personal taste and style. Then I began to consult with friends to design bags that fit their personal needs, taste, and style as well. I loved seeing how excited they got realizing they were essentially the designer—I just made the sketches and final product.
Fast forward to 2014, after many years and many fails, I've developed anne b (middle name + last initial) into an authentic handbag brand that has expereinced international sales and creditable local media recognition.
(Additional background - I graduated from Brigham Young Univeristy in Provo, Utah receiving a BA in Communications - Advertising and minor in Dance in 2012. I served a mission with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in San Diego, California from 2007-2009.)
m y p r o j e c t
I believe that in our modern world, sewing has become a lost art. As a self taught seamstress, I want to help change that. That’s why I'm using Indiegogo to help raise funds to start a sewing school here where I live in Salt Lake City called, called Made.
This school will be set up like a gym—where anyone can buy a membership, take individual classes, or bring in their own projects. It doesn’t matter if they have advanced sewing skills or if they've never even touched a sewing machine, anyone can come and learn stitching, mending, alterations, clothing construction, accessories, or home decor. Whatever you want to make — we’ll make it happen.
t h e M A D E i n s p i r a t i o n
I was first inspired to create this school while volunteering in Uganda last summer with HELP International. While there, I taught women and children skills like sewing, paper bead making, and marketing. Seeing how quickly they picked up these skills and their creativity was truly inspiring. When I got back to the States I knew I wanted to bring that same spirit of teaching, creativity, and innovation to the people around me.
p l e d g e r e w a r d s
To show my appreciation for the support of Made, backers will receive a bag from a special collection under my label anne b appropriately called - The MADE Collection. These cosmetic bags and folded clutches are made from 100% leather, bold kona cotton prints, bright colored lining, leather trimmed pockets, and durable brass zippers.
In staying true to the initial inspiration for this project, I have worked with local LDS and Catholic refugee services to identify skilled seamstresses who will then manufacture the bags and will be employeed through donations to this project. I will provide personal training and mentoring for the refugees to ensure quality craftsmanship.
The remaining funds will go directly to the Made school to help pay for sewing machines, rental space, sewings tools and materials, and promoting throughout the valley.
t h e k i c k e r
I strongly believe that everyone has a spark of innovation and creativity in them no matter who or where they are. By supporting Made, you can help others realize their potential and maybe even help it come alive in you!
d e l i v e r a b l e s
The campaign goal is $10,000 by July 25. Once we hit $7,500, men's dopp kits will be available for pre-order.
Our goal is to fulfill all orders 4-6 weeks after they're placed. If by chance there is a delay, we will keep everyone posted on the progress of their item.
Please check out her campaign and join me tonight at the Made Workshop. Find the details here.
Campaign - http://bit.ly/annebmade
Shop - www.annebdesigns.com
Tumblr - http://annebdesigns.tumblr.
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