I met this really great family owned business in Milan that manufactures and has traditional and unique hardware for handbags and leather goods. In fact, I liked them so much that I decided to help them to bring their business to the USA market. They have great quality hardware and I like the fact that they are a family run business and they can do smaller MOQ for custom hardware!
Check out their online catalog here, and if you want to order something please feel free to contact me or contact them directly, I teamed up with them to help with the USA market. Smart Accessori
If you need help with your handbag design and collection development, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org I have been in handbag design for 15 years and can help you design and get your collection manufactured. We work with leather and non leather materials.
For more info on handbag and accessories design check out www.tarasauvage.com
Sauvage Private Label LLC
La Jolla, CA
Jan Klier, a talented photographer friend of mine who is based of NYC, did a small photo shoot for me. It is interesting to see how the background and lighting of a shoot can make it appear sexy or dramatic. He took a few simple wallets and iphone cases and some lighting skills and made the items appear very luxurious and fabulous. Its amazing what a little fur and black background can do!
All handbag designers have heard about the "Trade War" that is currently going on with China and the United States.
President Trump as of September 24, 2018, has imposed a 10% tariff on all handbags imported from China to the United States. Word on the street is that in January 2019 the tariff will increase to 25% on all handbags. While that is yet to be seen, many major fashion brands are planning to move their production out of China to avoid these hefty duties.
Good news! I am working closely with a reputable China factory group that has handbags and belt factories in Cambodia and Myanmar. In Cambodia, many handbag factories have been in place since 2015. The workforce is mature and well trained. The Cambodia handbag factories can handle large orders from brands such as Michael Kors and Guess?
In Myanmar, although the factories are newer, the factories are up and running smoothly. I have connections with great belt, soft luggage and handbag factories in both of these coun…