I love working with leather and have used this medium for several years now. I used to buy skins, cut, sew and tool to create OOAK bags.
That was fun but after having my first child, I started looking at the impact of using virgin materials on the environment.
I embarked on a journey to create products made entirely from post consumer leather and textiles. I do purchase thread, some notions and a beautiful indigo dyed Tencel fabric (as lining for several bags) from a boutique textile designer in Canada however try to access many notions recycled from damaged products otherwise destined to landfill.
I aim to be fully circular in my designs and manufacturing and believe we can be a zero waste business, doing good for fashion and the planet.
Shannon lives in Mississauga, Canada with her husband, two kids and their dog Maggs.