An interesting mix of mass customization and bespoke fashion accessory design is available through Emily at Elemental Threads
Launched in Connecticut earlier this year, Elemental Threads (eThreads) gives consumers more than 60,000 (that’s alot) ways to design their own custom-made handbags. The process begins when a customer chooses from among eight available handbag styles, including pouches, clutches and totes. Select from among dozens of limited-quantity fabrics, previewing the look of their bag with each choice. Next they pick coordinating zippers, linings, and hardware, and the design is complete. All bags are then handcrafted by Emily, the company’s founder, and delivered to the customer’s door. Pricing ranges from USD 14 for a small pouch to USD 75 for a large tote bag. Both domestic and international shipping is available.
eThreads is the brainchild of longtime seamstress and MBA student Emily. Necklaces, belts and notebooks are also on the way.
Emily taught herself to sew over 15 years ago. In high school she designed and constructed her own clothing and accessories. In college, she started No Worries Clothing, Design and Accessories, selling custom-made shirts, scarves and dresses, all of her own design. Emily started Elemental Threads to sew for a larger audience of discerning fashionistas who want a unique look that’s entirely personal.
Thanks to Bjarke Svendsen of Springwise
Or if you want something of a classic, why not make your own Hermes ‘Kelly’ bag. Simply download, add graphics, print and there you have it……