I’m Going to Kathmandu…

That’s really really what I want to do… and if you’re over 40, you probably know what I’m talking about. I love that song and every time I head to Nepal, I can’t get it out of my head. I landed a couple days ago and as always its just nuts. So many handbags to design and so little time. Working on 2012 Spring/Summer styles now.

Each year I come to Nepal with a theme and try to design handbags around that thought. For fall/winter 2011, it was all about stone-wash, hobo or messenger style with same color embroidery and some dimensional texture. These designs went into production when I left in April and I’m checking them out now. We’ve had a flew glitches that we’re fixing, but overall, things look pretty good. The shipment should leave July 12 and arrive at the warehouse about 80 days later.

This year, I thought I would try to break the mold and do something that’s never been done before. I’ve been struggling with this idea since I left Nepal in April, and this morning it hit me. I woke up about 3am, after a restful 3 hours of sleep, and broke out the sketch pad. 6 hours later I’ve got the first 6 designs done. They’re all variations on the same theme, and this morning I’m heading to the fabric shop. By this evening, I’ll know if this idea is going to work. Can’t give everything away… but let me say this… if these bags turn out the way I see them in my head… they’re going to be pretty cool.

When I leave Nepal, hopefully we’ll go into production and about 6 months later they’ll hit a store near you. Can’t wait to share some pic’s when they’re ready. Til then.. thanks for reading… Take Care, Ed–

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About earthdivas

We work with artisans in Nepal and other countries to help them make items, and then we sell these online and to retail stores. All profits are paid back to the artisans that make the items.
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