Meet the Inspiring Christiane White of Tutela Handbags, Summer Market Featured Artisan

Love of color and designing for Barbie - so began the creation of Tutela Handbags - designer Christiane White was on her way.

FF: How did you begin your handmade journey?

TH: I started making clothes for my Barbie dolls at age 7, and so the journey began!

FF: What lead you to your current line of goods?

TH: I used to be a boutique store buyer, and I was tired with the same old solid-colored handbags that I bought for the store. I knew I could make something much more fun.

FF: What materials do you work with & why?

TH: I work with printed fabrics and interesting vinyls. Anyone can make a plain black bag. Why not make it something fun and unusual.

FF: From where does your inspiration come?

TH: Everywhere. There isn't anything that I notice that I don't think about how it would look as a handbag.

FF: What excites you for the future?

TH: I'm excited to see how quality, hand-crafted goods are preferred over mass produced goods.

FF: Any advice for makers and biz entrepreneurs new to our creative community?

TH: This is such an exciting time if you are just starting out. There are so many great venues and outlets for selling your wares. There area also a lot of great communities to help too---ask questions!

Shop and visit with Tutela Handbags at Firefly Handmade Summer Market, July 23-24, 10am-4pm, Twenty Ninth Street shopping district , 1710 29th St. (between Canyon & Walnut), Boulder, CO.


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