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Austin Tidbits: Supplii – Fashion Doesn’t Fall Far From The Tree

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Thanks to Austin Tidbits for the cool holiday article on Supplii wood handbags: Fashion Doesn’t Fall Far From The Tree.

Tidbits offers the “inside scoop for the gal about the town” and provides twice-weekly editorial emails on local fashion, cuisine, cocktail culture, beauty, fitness and travel.  Sign up for all the latest and greatest in your city.

 

Handbag Designer 101 Selects Supplii and Joelle Andrew as Designer of the Day

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Joëlle Andrew of Supplii was selected as the handbag designer of the day by HBD101.com.  It’s a nice piece that provides some perspective on the inspiration behind her wood purse and handbag line.  You can visit Handbag Designer 101 and read the article here.

HBD101.com does a wonderful job highlighting new designers while showing trends, handing out awards, and providing tips on handbag design and the marketplace, so check them out and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

TRIBEZA Coverage on Supplii Bags: Beautiful, Practical, Bentwood

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Supplii was featured on the TRIBEZA website in a piece titled Supplii Bags: Beautiful, Practical, Bentwood.  Please be sure to visit the article, swing by TRIBEZA’s Facebook Page, and get to know TRIBEZA, which is Austin’s leading locally-owned culture and lifestyle magazine, covering the arts, fashion, architecture and design, music, community events and cuisine.

Supplii: The first all bentwood handbag

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My artistic and design sensibilities have been forged from exposure to a broad range of academic and professional endeavors, inclusive of architecture, urban planning, fine art, scenic design, and corporate branding and marketing.  I have always reveled in the creation of tangible products and the thin divide between products that are functional and awe inspiring.

The Supplii Toolbox Wood Handbag

So Supplii is the culmination of these many endeavors, and what an incredibly fun and rewarding experience this has been for me.  From concepts to drawings to molds to prototyping to the first commercially available product: the Supplii Toolbox.  There are two variations of this product based on the materials, and both products (the Maple and the Black Walnut handbags) project a unique and elegant exterior finish that’s truly remarkable in function: the form leverages the tensile nature of the molded bentwood sheets to actually create the hinge.  Both handbags are available on Supplii.com or through the “Shop Now” button on the left hand side of our Supplii Facebook Page.

The Toolbox Maple Interior

The wood serves as the hinge, shell, and interior

These first outputs have resonated with me, taken me by surprise.  The natural wood materials, the thoughtfully-crafted exterior form, the hand-smoothed edges and handle all feel so comfortable against the body and in the hand.  The great efforts extended over nearly a year have paid off, and I hope you enjoy the output as much as I do.

There are other handbag molds currently in the production queue, and we at Supplii look forward to narrowing in on the next Supplii product release.  We’re keeping the style of our next handbag close to our vests, but I can say it will reflect Supplii’s commitment to strong design and natural function.  I can’t wait.

Joelle Andrew, Designer and Founder