Read how Tessa is using her passion for design to create vegan friendly fashion accessories with TMP Designs!
Tell us your story! What inspired you to create your store?
I have always been a creative person and I love being able to make things with my own hands! I started sewing at a young age, just making pillows and clothes. I eventually started designing and making purses. My best-seller, the fold-over purse, initially was something I created for myself. I designed it because I could not find a purse that fit my needs so I created my own! I always received compliments on my handmade purse and eventually got requests from friends and family to make them their very own! I started my shop with the intent of sharing a product that is functional, high quality, and one of kind.
Tell us about your products? Why did you choose the products and where did you learn your craft?
My fold-over purse is a simple yet functional everyday purse! Like I said previously, this design was something I made for myself and then became very popular with my friends, family, and co workers! I use faux leather (vinyl) which makes my purses ethical and vegan. My fabrics are ever changing and makes my purses unique! The added pocket in the front of the purse is what sets my fold-over purse apart from others similar to it.
What’s your favorite part of the making process?
I love finding new fabrics that I can use to create new designs. I love all colors, different textures, and combining patterns to create something fun and different!
How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by continuing to create new and exciting designs! I am always thinking of new ways to re-imagine my fold-over purse.
What does success look like to you?
For me, success is being able to continue to create a high quality product and having happy customers!