how you carry yourself matters
Hello and welcome to Remnants Bag Company- It’s so exciting to have you here!
I began this design and bespoke manufacturing company after my third child was born and maternity leave afforded me some “ time”. Time to breast feed, change diapers, not sleep and time to pay attention to my immediate surroundings outside of the pediatric hospital where I am dutifully employed. One of my favorite “surroundings” was my interior decorator mother’s office and studio. I would frequently take my newborn son to the studio to sit and visit and be inspired by the color and textiles. I would try to be helpful during these visits and organize her piles of fabric samples and remnants, while self -educating myself about toiles, chevrons, herringbone and velvets. I would also (shockingly) learn that most fabric memos and remnants get thrown away - their odd sizes and misaligned patterns seem to prevent them from finding uses outside of their original purpose.
Out of a desire to save these beautiful fabrics and find them a new purpose, I began to collect the discontinued fabric samples and left -over remnants from my mother closets. I tried my hand (and my beginner Singer sewing machine) at many ideas - pillows, patches, upholstery projects and finally…..a clutch.
My first Remnant design was a simple fold-over clutch in a beautiful aqua. I took it out for a spin on a date night with my husband, Steve, and so many people asked me where I had purchased it that I was emboldened to design and sew more….and more…and more…..
In a world where textile waste is an ever growing issue in our landfills, I feel that even a small attempt to re purpose textile waste can make a difference. It is my belief that how you carry yourself (and your stuff) MATTERS - you know …like stand tall, shoulders back , head held high …but also carrying yourself with dignity, compassion and the desire to do good.
My bags are designed to represent your individuality , composure, confidence and desire to care about our world - all with style and amazing color.
I hope you join in the fun and come back to visit my journal as I continue to share my inspirations, frustrations and finished designs with you.