Category Archives: Design Conception

Progress Report: A little bit of new sampling.

As someone working full-time in another industry, it’s been tough finding uninterrupted time to devote to fashion design. Yet I am still at it. Some of the materials I chose before turned out to not be ISO compliant. The ISO … Continue reading

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Glimpse Inside a Handbags Factory

What’s it like inside a handbags factory? Whenever I’m able to, I try to show you what I see as I go through my journey. Please note the above is a very cute handbag, but not one of my designs. … Continue reading

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The Evolution of a Handbag Design (And Its Death)

Please note that the following handbags represent first prototypes and serious blunders. This blog documents our trials and errors and tracks our progress from inexperienced start-up to launching the Taryn Zhang brand. Please bear that in mind as you look … Continue reading

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Samples from the New Factory, (Design) Patent Pending! & Other Updates

In our search for a new factory, we’ve been making samples. This post will showcase a set of the odd ones out. If you’ve been following this blog for some time now, then you have an idea of what each … Continue reading

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Nutshell Summary of Submitting Design Briefs

:: deep, long, drawn-out sigh :: We have parted ways with our Hong Kong / China manufacturer. I’m.. hm, okay, how do we put this nicely in a PC way.. well, personally, I’m done with China. I’ll summarize my main … Continue reading

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