Hola, my name is Erica and I'm from from Portland, Oregon. The ideas and inspirations for my handbags evolved as soon as I relocated to Mexico in 2008, where I live today with my family. I was drawn to the vibrant colors and textures of our new surroundings. My original design came to life when my daughter grew out of a traditional hand embroidered Mexican dress and it became my first handbag...the Merida Hobo Bag.
The core materials I use are genuine Mexican hand embroidered items. These embroidery techniques have been around for centuries and handed down through the generations. I up-cycle these items into unique fashion forward handbags and accessories for women.
Colors, textures, and places that I travel to. Inspirations tend to sneak up on me when I’m least expecting it. That's’ the moment I love. That “ah, ha” moment in time, when creations and ideas form in my mind.
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