Ever wonder where we get our leather from? We collaborate with local designers and brands to salvage their scrap leather from going to the landfill. Created Beautifully was one of our first brands to join us in the sustainable fashion journey.
1. Tell us about your brand.
Created Beautifully was started seven years ago as a sort of hobby/therapy. To be candid, my husband and I planned on having a houseful of little ones and our hopes were not coming to pass. I had just put him through nursing school and was leaving my job of ten years as a merchandising manager at a second hand store. I delved into making jewelry first; the infamous little bird nest to be exact that is still a big seller to this day. Looking for the beauty in the ordinary started to heal my heart after dealing with years of infertility. Soon I started to want to do more than just make jewelry so I pulled my sewing machine out and started with a few fabric clutches, which then turned into a few industrial sewing machines and utilizing leather in my designs. My mom had taught me to sew when I was nine years old with my first project being to make a flannel nightgown for my little sister, who now works next to me every day!