Category Archives: One Step Closer

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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Test Shooting & Progress Report

Stephen H. of Berkeley Photography ran a test shoot for us with some of our new samples. Carolina once again modeled for us. Above is a behind-the-scenes snapshot I took with my camera phone. Not sure if you can tell, … 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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Progress Report: Dabbling

Above is a pic of blogger Joz and me. She’s trying to steal my bag. Anyway. The shortage of progress report posts┬álately is due to the lack of actual progress. Instead, I’ve been dabbling these days. Oh, lots of dabbling. … Continue reading

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