We started working with Natalya Lagdameo. Our first products were structured clutches. Each came with its own “passport” which provided details about the fabric: the brand, pattern name, pattern reference, composition.
As all who know Natalya, her creativity and energy are boundless. She also made a small run of shoes from our discontinued fabrics.
And to round off 2013, she created small pouches with leather accents:
In 2014, Natalya gave BIRTH TO HER BEARS! She quickly had a bearangay!
This was her very FIRST batch of bears.
Quickly her bears multiplied:
and multiplied. each bear had his/her own personality.
She made siblings – here are the Lelievre Kenzo siblings.
For the bears, Natalya partnered with Gifts & Graces, a foundation working with communities for employment and self-sufficiency. www.giftsandgraces.com
This year we continue to work with Natalya Lagdameo and started a project with W17. W17 used our retasos to make throw pillows which they sold in their shop.