Today I am featuring one of our newest designers: Rubyassata!
Rubyassata products are handmade and based out of Wilmington, North Carolina by Alisha Lee Payne and managed by Courtney James Bridgers. Alisha designs and sews and Courtney takes care of the business side of things, like a boss.
Every product incorporates unique durable leathers with found vintage linings. Their company is inspired by their love for vintage and their resourceful attitude towards misfit fashions that fall victim to being thrown out by their owners.
Devastatingly heartbreaking, we know. But don’t fret! Dry those crocodile tears, because these girls find the misplaced fabrics and give them new purpose and a second chance at being chic!
All of the leathers are hand picked in North Carolina so that they never have two identical hides. All the hardware for the products are made in America! Alisha comes from a long line of seamstresses. She has been a collector of vintage remnants forever and finds her materials from a variety of different sources all over. Courtney and Alisha work out of a tiny studio space in the house that they live in together. These girls are busy, they also both work together for another one of our vendors in the shop, FreakerUSA!
You can’t beat this kind of craftsmanship! These one of a kind products have just a hint of femininity for the ladies and a more simplistic design approach for the manly things. Since they use vintage fabrics for their linings you can you can guarantee that you are getting something that is one of a kind because they don’t have a lot of each material.
Designed for a form follows function person, Rubyassata bags are something you can carry for a lifetime.