Oh yes, another custom piece in beautiful black. This time for my dear friend Noelle of APORTA. Noelle is a skilled knitter and weaver in search of a black tote focused on clean lines and ongoing depth to house her necessities for being such a lovely artist and entrepreneur.
While the outside of the bag seams (see what I did there? ;-) like never-ending lines of black, I embroidered a monochromatic triangle, to bring your eyes front and center to the subtle but strong logo for APORTA.
Even more custom, the inside of The Aporta Tote is fully lined with an oversized signature inside flap pocket, tagged with my CHC logo. It's rare that I fully line a bag because I love to celebrate all angles of cowhide but in order to be of best use for Noelle, a lining will add her own character to the bag as well as protect her yarns from common dustings from the raw side of cowhide.
The Aporta Tote stands at:
16"W x 18"L x 2"D
28" double shoulder straps with a 24" drop
fully lined with black and white stripe cotton
oversized inside flap pocket
If you are interested in a custom bag with CHC, click here.
If you are interested in an APORTA piece, click here.
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During a recent trip to Horween, I came across a plush leather hide I'd never seen before. The sunlight peering through the window of this family-owned tannery caused the color to glimmer; a rich forest green. It wasn't until I touched it that every possibility of moving on passed it was gone...
Dawn|Dusk is more than a recent collection; it's a concept to embody. This unisex tee is an extension of what birthed the line of accessories.
I designed this symbol to visually communicate the beauty and balance of dawn & dusk. They are bookends to the day; similar in purpose but different in approach. They are faithful but not monotonous. They are opposite but equal.
So for Lucy's Fall/Winter project, we decided to expand on this idea. Continually inspired by light & movement, she endeavored to use leather to craft shapes & designs that express this particular inspiration. In doing so, she created three distinct abstract designs and then worked them within three distinct accessories; hanging wall art, a tote and a clutch.