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Design Inspiration Behind the New Selam Tote

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Design Inspiration Behind the New Selam Tote

The Selam Tote is the newest member to join our Tote Collection. We sat down with our leather designer, Megan, to get some behind-the-scenes inspiration for this new bag... 1. What was your inspiration for designing the Selam Tote? I was wanting to add a slimmer silhouette to the collection while keeping some of our core design principles in mind: versatile, practical, and classic. From there, I had the idea to do a magazine style tote with sleek, minimal lines and structure. I wanted the shape of the bag to have a distinctive look that was different from some of our...

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Maximizing Monday Mornin'

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Maximizing Monday Mornin'

Monday mornings can be tough- so we’re curious how everyone else maximizes those early hours to give them the best start to their work week! We asked a few ladies around our office what their life looks like before arriving at their desk and love how everyone's day starts off a little different.  JORDAN: Fashion Designer 6:45: Alarm goes off (it’s my husband’s alarm, because I do not like being woken up by an alarm) 7:00: My puppy starts barking and both my husband and I get up, take the dog out, and make coffee 7:15: Sit down together for...

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Faces of FASHIONABLE: Adu

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Faces of FASHIONABLE: Adu

This is a part of our Faces of FASHIONABLE series. The inspirational women behind our products have courageous stories of overcoming, and we are honored to share them with you. Next up: meet Adu.  Yes, Adu is a man. But he is a man that prioritizes creating opportunity for women, so we are honored to share his story, too!  Adu initially started working with us in the Spring of 2014, acting as our Ethiopian representative (the role that Furtuna now has!) and now he owns a leather business that is a partner with FASHIONABLE. Read below to hear about his incredible role and the...

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FACES OF FASHIONABLE: CHELSIE

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FACES OF FASHIONABLE: CHELSIE

This is a part of our Faces of FASHIONABLE series. The inspirational women behind our products have courageous stories of overcoming, and we are honored to share them with you. Next up: Meet Chelsie, a ray of sunshine in our jewelry workshop with an incredible story. 2016 has been a major year of transformation for her, and she’s heading into 2017 with renewed vision and joy. Read her story below! What's your story and how did you start working at FASHIONABLE? I’ve been an alcoholic and an addict since I was 13 years old. I was actually in jail when I had an interview...

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Faces of FASHIONABLE: Furtuna

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Faces of FASHIONABLE: Furtuna

This is a part of our Faces of FASHIONABLE series. The inspirational women behind our products have courageous stories of overcoming, and we are honored to share them with you. Next up: meet Furtuna. She is the hands and feet of FASHIONABLE on the ground in Ethiopia, where a lot of our global products are produced. She's been working on our team since April 2016, and we don't know how we managed without her!   Tell us more about your role. I represent FASHIONABLE in Ethiopia by communicating and following up with our partners. I also do quality control of leather products before every shipment....

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